Today, I am very excited to welcome my lovely mum, Suzanne, with a guest post. When this question popped up in my Journal Jar, I thought it would be nice to ask Mum to answer it herself. So, without further ado, here she is …
Bill and I met in 1960. He lived at HYELM Hostel (Hostel for Young Executives of Limited Means) in Hampstead, London, and I was at a secretarial college just down the road. Each week the hostel hosted a “Coffee Tavern” and the girls from my college would attend. Bill was the “Manager” of the evening which involved booking entertainment and organising the evening. One evening in February he announced that it was my 17th Birthday- I was most indignant as it was my 18th.
We got engaged in 1962 and married on August 10th 1963 at Swiss Cottage in London. I was 20 and Bill was 24.
We celebrated our Golden Anniversary in 2013 with a dinner for 19 of our family and friends
You can read about their Golden Wedding celebration in a blog post I wrote here.
Thank you very much, Mum, for sharing those memories with us. x