‘SHE’S the most beautiful girl in the world. I love her now as much as I did then.’
If these words are anything to go by, Ron Taylor still knows how to charm his wife Freda after 65 years together.
Marking their blue sapphire anniversary, on August 30, the 86-year-old said they had enjoyed a ‘fantastic voyage’ together, and put their long and happy life down to ‘loving each other and good health’.
But having a good argument every now and then does not go amiss either, according to his 83-year-old wife, who said: “You hear people saying they have never had an argument, but I don’t believe them. You can’t be married all these years without having a little argument. It’s nice to make up anyway.”
Ron and Freda, of Somersby Green, Boston (pictured), met while they were working on the land, and after Ron’s relentless pursuit of the woman he described as ‘his treasure’, the pair were married at Boston Stump in 1947. Four children followed, and the family now also includes 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
“You just don’t notice the years go by. You get so used to each other you can’t do without each other,” Ron said.
The couple, who celebrated with a big party at home, received a card from Her Majesty the Queen to mark the occasion. It was their second royal congratulations, after they received another for their diamond wedding. And with any luck, they both said, they will be looking forward to getting one for their 70th anniversary in five years time.