They have danced through 60 years

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

WHEN Kath and Stu­art Bow­man headed to a dance in 1958, they didn’t know they’d meet their fu­ture life part­ners. But that’s ex­actly what hap­pened. And while they may have dif­fered on dance taste (Kath liked old time and Stu­art pre­ferred mod­ern), they in­stantly hit it off.

Now, 60 years later, the cou­ple are cel­e­brat­ing their di­a­mond an­niver­sary.

And six decades of mar­riage has cer­tainly yielded its fair share of stories of mis­chief and may­hem (mostly on Stu­art’s part).

Plus five beloved chil­dren and a life­time of cher­ished mem­o­ries.

When the cou­ple met, Kath was a nurse at Barham hospi­tal and Stu­art was a tanker driver from Koon­drook.

Stu­art said he was in­stantly taken by Kath’s in­tel­li­gence.

‘‘She’s re­li­able and I knew she had a brain about her, par­tic­u­larly with the work she was do­ing,’’ he said.

So what’s the se­cret to a long mar­riage?

‘‘You’ve got to over­look a lot of things and learn not to blow your top any time any­thing goes wrong and just re­mem­ber, it’ll be all right,’’ Kath said.

‘‘You’ve both got to give and take,’’ Stu­art added.

And judg­ing by this cou­ple, this se­cret has cer­tainly worked.

LOVE STORY: Kath and Stu­art Bow­man met at a 1958 dance and have now cel­e­brated their 60th wed­ding an­niver­sary.

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