Cel­e­brat­ing di­a­mond wed­ding an­niver­sary

Maroochy Weekly - - LIFE COMMUNITY - Danielle Ford [email protected]­news.com.au

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.”

PHOTO: DANIELLE FORD

DI­A­MOND YEARS: Graeme and Bev­erly are cel­e­brat­ing their 60th wed­ding an­niver­sary.

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