Six Word Saturday: can it really be 29 years?

Still smiling after all these years. Photo: Gray-Leslie family archive.

We first got together in 1986. Like most couples we’ve been through plenty of bad times but still like being together.  Photo: Gray-Leslie family archive.

Apologies for re-posting this photo; it’s the best recent shot of us I have.

Six word Saturday: getting a telegram from the Queen

On the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary, my great grandparents got a telegram from the Queen. Many thanks to my cousin Lorraine Cruden for sharing this image.

On their 60th wedding anniversary, my great grandparents got a telegram from the Queen. Many thanks to my cousin Lorraine Cruden for sharing this image.

Not bad going for pregnant teenagers

My great grandparents, Alexander Cruden and Catherine Simpson Bisset Black got married on 27 March 1908 in the Manse, Dysart, Scotland. My grandmother was born about six weeks later. Their marriage lasted 62 years, until my great grandfather’s death in 1970 (on growing old together).