Riding the wave of marital bliss

Glynn and Heather Lee - celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary

A ROMANCE ignited on a ship sailing from England to South Africa in the early sixties was the start of a love affair that would blossom into 55 years of marital bliss for KwaMbonambi couple Heather (76) and Glynn Lee (73).

Last week, the couple marked their 55th wedding anniversary celebration with a romantic lunch at Mojitos Restaurant, where staffers pulled out all the stops – from bubbly on ice, a bouquet of flowers as well as a fine dining experience.

The couple both agreed that there was certainly no standard recipe for a successful marriage, but that mutual respect and always being supportive of your partner was a good foundation for a great relationship.

Glynn was quick to add that their marriage was not free of arguments, but they were mostly over minor stuff.

‘We would just argue over petty things but never over the important decisions.

‘Marriage is about give and take and constant communication is important in maintaining a healthy relationship.

‘Even though we spend much time together, we still take time out to enjoy our hobbies; I look forward to my carpentry a few times a week while Heather spends hours sewing and quilting.

‘What has really made life good for us is always having the support of our family and children and being in good health.’

Heather says she went abroad for a year after high school and was returning to Cape Town when she met Glynn, originally from England, who was working on the ship at the time.

‘Glynn asked if he could write to me sometime and on his next ship back to Cape Town he asked to take me out and he has been taking me out ever since.’

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Conelia Harry
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