Dot and Jack Armstrong celebrate 60 years of marriage

HORSHAM couple Dot and Jack Armstrong believe tolerance is the key to a long and happy marriage.

The pair celebrated 60 years of marriage on Thursday.

Mrs Armstrong said they met at a dance at Karnak.

"I was secretary of the Karnak Tennis Club and went to a dance in the Karnak Hall," she said.

"Four blokes came in who no-one knew and I only had eyes for one of them."

Mrs Armstrong said she danced with Mr Armstrong's mate at the party.

"He then went and said to Jack 'I just met the girl you are going to marry'," she said.

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The pair married at Goroke Methodist Church in 1954.

"We married on my 21st birthday," Mrs Armstrong said.

The couple have three children Peter, Ian and Glenys.

"Peter is a teacher at Horsham College, Ian works with trucks in Queensland and Glenys is an aerobics instructor in Melbourne," Mrs Armstrong said.

"We also have eight grandchildren."

She said the secret to 60 years of marriage was putting up with one another.

Mr Armstrong said there needed to be some give and take in every relationship.

The couple did not do anything special to celebrate their special anniversary.

"We did not have any family around at the moment so we just enjoyed the day," Mrs Armstrong said.

"We are lucky to be blessed with good health."

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