A long lived love is cel­e­brated qui­etly

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By CHE BAKER

The key to a suc­cess­ful and rich mar­riage is to share hob­bies you love. For Lake Hawea cou­ple Keith and Brenda Tay­lor, who cel­e­brate their 65th wed­ding an­niver­sary to­day, that is what they be­lieve is the se­cret to their suc­cess. The pair mar­ried at St Peters Kens­ing­ton in Ti­maru in 1949 af­ter meet­ing at a nurses’ dance in Wai­mate about three years ear­lier. ‘‘It was an en­chanted evening. I couldn’t re­sist,’’ Mr Tay­lor said. Af­ter vis­it­ing Hawea about 60 years ago the pair fell in love with the area and be­gan look­ing for sec­tions to buy. ‘‘Hawea just caught us. It’s just wow. The scenery is gor­geous but the peo­ple are bet­ter,’’ Mrs Tay­lor said. It was on Skin­ner Ave where the cou­ple worked to­gether to build their house and raise three chil­dren. The cou­ple then went on to build and man­age a block of mo­tels in the town­ship – Mo­tel Lindo. ‘‘En­joy your chil­dren and en­joy things to­gether,’’ Mrs Tay­lor said. They have not planned on do­ing any­thing big to mark the celebration af­ter hav­ing a large party for their 60th and re­ceiv­ing a let­ter from the Queen for their 50th.

Photo: CHE BAKER 628828521

Mar­riage tri­umph: Keith and Brenda Tay­lor, of Lake Hawea, will cel­e­brate their 65th wed­ding an­niver­sary to­day.

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