Mar­riage pros­pers with love, laugh­ter

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

THEY met at a friend’s 21st birth­day party in Rope­ley on Septem­ber 7, 1945, and on Fri­day Arthur and Gla­dys Reck cel­e­brated 73 years of mar­riage.

Sur­rounded by fam­ily and friends, the cou­ple told many hu­mor­ous tales about their time work­ing on the land at their Laidley farm, along with Arthur’s time as a real es­tate agent de­vel­op­ing land be­tween Hat­ton Vale and Laidley.

At Christ­mas, Gla­dys played the role of Santa Claus, dress­ing up in the red suit and hand­ing out presents to the chil­dren.

Arthur, 95, and Gla­dys, 93, have two chil­dren, Mar­line and Lawrence, eight grand­chil­dren, 19 great-grand­chil­dren and one great-great-grand­child.

Their tip for a suc­cess­ful mar­riage was work­ing to­gether for a happy life.

“We never did any­thing with­out one an­other and talk­ing things over,” Gla­dys said.

“En­joy what you’re do­ing. If you’re en­joy­ing it, your life is happy,” Arthur said.

PHOTO: ALI KUCHEL

LOVE MATCH: Arthur and Gla­dys Reck cel­e­brate 73 years of mar­riage.

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