Mak­ing most of it and do­ing things to­gether the se­crets of a long and happy mar­riage

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

THEY first met as part of a bunch of happy pals who went to the swim­ming to­gether — and now they’re cel­e­brat­ing 60 years of mar­riage.

Harry Howie, 79, grew up in Gel­latly Street, Dundee, and met Mar­garet Rodger when the pair were both 16.

Harry, Mar­garet and their friends would go to the baths down by the river and also go danc­ing at Rob­bie’s in Hawkhill.

“Mar­garet’s pal told her to have noth­ing to do with me,” said Harry.

“But the next year, I spoke to her mother and fa­ther and then we got en­gaged.”

They were mar­ried at the age of 19 by the Rev Jarvie at the Wishart Me­mo­rial Church in King Street and their first home was in Gel­latly Street.

Harry found em­ploy­ment at a sawmill, af­ter which he worked for some years at a brew­ery be­low the Queens Ho­tel.

He spent a lot of his work­ing life in the trans­port busi­ness and was area man­ager for an of­fice clean­ing firm be­fore re­tir­ing aged 73.

Harry and Mar­garet re­lax­ing at home in Dundee and (be­low) on their wed­ding day in 1958.

Mar­garet spent 15 years in the mills and more than 30 as a house­keeper at Liff Hos­pi­tal. The cou­ple have two children, He­len and An­drew, and four grand­chil­dren — Craig, Kyle, Ross and Ailsa. Craig lives in Jersey and the youngest, Ailsa, is study­ing...

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