‘Blessed’ couple mark 65th anniversary

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Argyle’s Joan and Alan Lamb say they would not trade each other for the world and would get married all over again in a heartbeat.
Camera IconArgyle’s Joan and Alan Lamb say they would not trade each other for the world and would get married all over again in a heartbeat. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

True love and romance are not dead, not if Alan and Joan Lamb’s relationship is anything to go by.

The happy Argyle couple, aged 89 and 87, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, a milestone they planned on celebrating with “a series of small luncheons with close family and friends”.

“We’re lucky to get there,” Mr Lamb said.

“I look around and see the number of people who haven’t got husbands or wives and the medical problems that are around at our ages, we’re lucky to make it to our 65th anniversary ... it’s been very enjoyable.”

Mrs Lamb said the secret to their long and happy marriage was their devotion to each other and her favourite thing about her husband was his love for her.

“I’m just happy,” she said.

“I have a gorgeous family ... I’m very blessed.”

Mr Lamb cited his wife’s outgoing nature, sense of humour and devotion as his favourite things and described her as fantastic mother.

“I’d marry her all over again,” Mr Lamb said.

Mrs Lamb said she would “never let him go in the first place”.

The couple got a shock in the mail earlier this week when they received a letter from WA Governor Kim Beazley and a letter from Premier Mark McGowan, addressing them by name and congratulating them on their milestone.

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