Jack and Vir­ginia look back over 60 years

Isis Town and Country - - News -

SATUR­DAY was a very spe­cial day for Jack and Vir­ginia Harney as they cel­e­brated 60 years of wed­ded bliss.

Jack and Vir­ginia met at a dance in Home Hill in 1953, when Jack was work­ing in the Bur­dekin, plant­ing cane in the off-sea­son and cut­ting dur­ing the crush.

They were en­gaged on Christ­mas Eve, 1954, and were mar­ried on 28 April, 1956.

Their wed­ding was a huge fam­ily af­fair with guests trav­el­ling great dis­tances to at­tend.

Vir­ginia wore a stun­ning, lacy gown and was at­tended by three brides­maids in pale lemon, car­ry­ing red roses.

Af­ter hon­ey­moon­ing on Green Is­land, off Cairns, the cou­ple re­turned to North Isis so Jack could work on his fam­ily farm.

He in­her­ited a share of the prop­erty and bought out his sib­lings. They raised two sons, Peter and Terry.

The fam­ily has grown to now in­clude two daugh­ters-in-law, Sharon and Rox­anne; six grand­chil­dren and three great-grand­chil­dren.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

HUGE WED­DING: Jack and Vir­ginia Harney were mar­ried on 28 April, 1956.

ABOVE: Jack and Vir­ginia Harney with great-grand­son Oliver.

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