If you’re holding out hope that one day your husband will remember your wedding anniversary without being prompted, spare a thought for Norma Murdoch.
Mrs Murdoch received cards from her local mayor, plus letters from the Prime Minister, the Governor-General, even the Queen, to celebrate her platinum wedding anniversary – yet still her forgetful beloved forgot.
Norma and Ray Murdoch were married in January 1946, making this their 70th anniversary. Pretty memorable, right? But even still, the 92-year-old husband, who gets full marks for mental acuity, had a brain-snap when it came to remembering that today was the day. And apparently it’s not the first time it’s happened.
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— Daily Gold Coast (@dailygoldcoast) January 19, 2016
The couple says the secret to their long marriage is simple: “Talk things out and never go to bed without giving each other a kiss.”
Ray adds, “Never raise your voice and say something you’ll regret because that’s where your troubles start. We’ve never really argued — we listen to each other’s point of view and decided which way to go about it.”