En­dur­ing val­ues than just sat­is­fy­ing lust. To­day it ap­pears that, in far too many in­stances, ma­te­rial pos­ses­sions are all im­por­tant, prom­ises are just empty words to sat­isfy the mo­ment that can be dis­carded when­ever con­ve­nient, and out-dated as quickly a

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

IT is now well over 70 years since my dar­ling and I stood to­gether in that lit­tle church, dressed in our mil­i­tary uni­forms, and promised “for bet­ter or worse, richer or poorer, in sick­ness and in health, ‘til death us do part”.

Now, with four chil­dren, eight grand­chil­dren, and 10 great­grand­chil­dren, we are still in love.

The world was dif­fer­ent then. We did not have a 4x2, a big four­wheel-drive, TV, fancy mo­biles, or even a bank ac­count (come to think of it, we don’t have all of that now).

But what the hell: the war was nearly at its end and we had sur­vived.

I can­not help but won­der what has hap­pened to the old­fash­ioned idea that when one made a prom­ise, you kept it, and be­ing mar­ried meant far more

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