Gary and Glenda Cullenane recently celebrated thier 50th wedding anniversary after five decades of trust, laughter and honesty.JENNA BISHOP January 10, 2014 12:00am
If you ask Glenda Cullenane, the secret to a long and happy marriage is laughter and trust — and so far it’s worked for her, after celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary with husband Gary.
The couple were married on January 4, 1964, at Seymour’s Christ Church on Anzac Ave.
‘‘It was a beautiful day and I loved my beautiful flowers,’’ Glenda said.
Glenda, who grew up in Seymour, met her future husband at a dance at the Seymour VRI Hall on April 18, 1958.
Gary, who had moved to the region from Western Australia, was in the Army and stationed at Puckapunyal and was out with friends to celebrate his 18th birthday.
The rest, as they say, is history.
‘‘They said it would never last .
For Gary and Glenda, reaching the 50-year milestone was thanks to a mix of honesty and fun.
‘‘Be honest with each other, trust each other and have lots of laughter,’’ Glenda said.
‘‘We’ve been very fortunate, we just love each other and it’s been a wonderful journey.’’
Although they now live in Perth, the couple return to Seymour several times a year to visit friends and Glenda’s sister, June Liverton, her brother, Geoff Neal and her son, Jason, who lives in Kilmore.
The couple celebrated their anniversary in Perth with a party with 80 friends and family members, including their three children, Melissa, Joanne and Jason and their two grand-daughters, Amaya, 21 months and Sienna, five weeks.
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Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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