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Three key ingredients

Friday, 17th May, 2013

Margaret and Michael Davey will celebrate 50 years together this weekend. Margaret and Michael Davey will celebrate 50 years together this weekend.

Margaret Davey says three things made for a successful and long-lasting marriage.

They were unconditional love, being soul mates and realising that you and your spouse were best friends. Husband Michael’s humour also helped, she said.

Tomorrow the couple celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Saturday, May 18, 1963 at the Lutheran Church.

“It was a beautiful day,” Margaret said.

The couple met in 1962 when her cousin introduced them.

“My cousin and Michael worked together at a bakery. She said there was this young bloke that she worked with that was interested in me.

“When I saw him, I said ‘No’.”

The couple have five children, 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren with two more on the way.

Michael worked at the RSL and at the Woolworth Bakery as manager. Later he and Margaret ran a bakery of their own and she went on to open a cleaning contract business.

Recently Michael has suffered from heart problems but with the help of Margaret he is slowly getting better.

“I threw in the cleaning job to look after him,” she said.

The couple will celebrate their anniversary with a party at the South Broken Hill Golf Club with friends and family.

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