Celebrating diamond wedding anniversary
YOU don’t spend 60 years with someone if you don’t enjoy their company, at least according to Beverly Ensoll.
Beverly and her husband Graeme will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on December 13 and her advice to making a marriage last that long is simple - a bit of tolerance and interest in the same things.
“You’ve got to be willing to deal with the good and the bad times,” Beverly said.
“And it’s easier to do life with someone who likes the same things you do.
“Plus we’ve always just got along, we enjoy each other’s company.”
The couple met at the Mooloolaba Surf Club in 1958, where Graeme said Beverly caught his eye.
“I went down to the dance with a couple of mates and I walked in and saw this tall, dark- haired beauty jiving up a storm and I said to my friend “I’ll have her” and I have ever since,” he said.
They married 10 months later and started building a life and a family on the Coast.
The couple had three children and now are the proud grandparents to seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren with another due in a few months.
Other than a seven-year stint travelling the country in a caravan with their two oldest children, the couple have called the Coast home their whole married life, where they established themselves as committed community members.
“We’ve always made sure we got involved in the community in as many ways as we can,” Beverly said.
“We love the Coast and had success in the construction industry which allowed us to live a good life, so we’ve always felt it’s important to give back and help the community.”
DIAMOND YEARS: Graeme and Beverly are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.