Long road of hap­pi­ness in suc­cess­ful mar­riage

Maroochy Weekly - - LIFE COMMUNITY -

AL­MOST ev­ery­one car­ries a phone in their pocket and ev­i­den­tially, the time.

In this day and age Marie and Dez Mor­gan may have never met.

That’s be­cause the cou­ple met when Dez asked Marie if she knew the time.

One thing led to another and now they’re cel­e­brat­ing their 60th wed­ding an­niver­sary.

The pair’s son Michael Mor­gan said his dad lived life on a farm and that his mum was from the city.

“They had a lit­tle farm to­gether and both worked jobs as well as the farm. “They were good work­ers. “Mum was a shop as­sis­tant for a long time and worked in re­tail.

“Dad on the other hand was an in­sur­ance as­ses­sor,” Michael said.

The cou­ple cel­e­brated with fam­ily at the Green Ze­bra restau­rant in Kawana.

Their son said it was a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion.

“It’s very rare for cou­ples to stay to­gether these days let alone for 60 years,” he said.

Like all suc­cess­ful mar­riages, the ques­tion is ‘what’s their se­cret?’

Michael said his par­ents show each other kind­ness and also a lot of un­der­stand­ing.

With a sense of hu­mour, he said “it helps that they’re both pretty deaf at the mo­ment too.”

Jokes aside, it’s clear friend­ship is a good foun­da­tion of any re­la­tion­ship and Michael said “they’re just re­ally good mates too.”

The 83 and 84-year-old had two chil­dren to­gether and are now re­tired on the Coast.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

THEN AND NOW: Dex and Marie Mor­gan cel­e­brate the long yards.

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