Se­crets of a life love

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Front Page -

Frank Platell (91) still spoils his wife of 69 years, Norma (89), on Valen­tine’s Day. She can ex­pect a sin­gle red rose and a card signed by an “anony­mous lover” to­mor­row.

LOVE is in the air for a cou­ple of Mercy Place, Lathlain, res­i­dents as they cel­e­brate a wed­ding an­niver­sary and Valen­tine’s Day all in the mat­ter of days.

Frank (91) and Norma Platell (89) cel­e­brated their 69th wed­ding an­niver­sary on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 11.

To­mor­row, Mr Platell will give his wife a sin­gle red rose and Valen­tine’s card signed as an ‘anony­mous lover’.

They mar­ried on Fe­bru­ary 11, 1949, at St Pa­trick’s Church in Mt Law­ley and chose a V12 Lin­coln as their wed­ding car, “the ul­ti­mate Ford at the time,” Mr Platell said.

“I knew I was mar­ry­ing a beau­ti­ful per­son, but I didn’t re­alise just how beau­ti­ful she was un­til I saw her en­ter the church on her dad’s arm,” he said.

“We’ve had the most marvel­lous time to­gether. You can eas­ily say that you love some­one but you need to prove it by show­ing it every day in your ac­tions; that’s what we both did and as a re­sult we had real har­mony in our fam­ily home.”

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d479239

Old ro­man­tic Frank with his wife Norma Platell.

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Frank and Norma Platell: 69 years mar­ried.

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