Fifty golden years for happy pair

Central Leader - - NEWS - By KELLY DENNETT

A prom­ise made nearly 60 years ago turned out to be a pre­mo­ni­tion of good things to come.

Glen­dene cou­ple John and Pauline He­witt cel­e­brated their golden an­niver­sary on Satur­day.

Mrs He­witt, now 68, re­mem­bers the first time she spoke to her hus­band of 50 years.

Af­ter meet­ing through their par­ents at the Pt Chevalier Sail­ing Club a 12-year-old Miss Dobson was promised by Mr He­witt that he would one day marry her.

That prom­ise was ful­filled just six years later with Miss Dobson mar­ry­ing Mr He­witt when she was 18 years old at Avon­dale Bap­tist Church.

Mr He­witt pro­posed at Miss Dobson’s sis­ter’s wed­ding and six weeks later the pair mar­ried with Mrs He­witt wear­ing a grown made of delus­tred satin she’d sewn her­self.

Fol­low­ing the nup­tials the pair moved to Herne Bay but re­turned to West Auck­land where they grew up.

They went on to have four chil­dren, Heidi, Ed­ward, Jeremy and Ricci and have 10 grand­chil­dren.

Af­ter run­ning a gui­tar and fid­dle shop in Do­min­ion Rd the pair re­tired five years ago.

Th­ese days they like to spend time with their fam­ily re­lax­ing as much as pos­si­ble.

Golden days: Pauline and John He­witt mar­ried on July 27, 1963, at Avon­dale Bap­tist Church.

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