Eighty years married: think before you fight, they say

NZ Herald 26 January 2018
Family First Comment: Congratulations. A great effort – but not the longest. 2nd!
See  https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/2017/02/nzs-longest-married-couple-possibly-the-worlds/

Eighty years of marriage is a rare thing, but Lillian Brinsdon says there’s no real secret to her long life with husband Eric.

”It’s just a thing that happened.”

Today the Mosgiel couple will celebrate their 80th anniversary with family and friends at the Taieri Court retirement home. They are both aged 99.

Mrs Brinsdon’s advice to young couples was to reflect before getting into arguments.

”Think if it’s worth fighting over. It’s probably not.”
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