Until a few weeks ago, we kids didn’t know of this date, we always celebrated another date in August.
Here in the Netherlands you first make it legal, by marrying by law, afterwards you can choose if you want a religious marriage as well. This can be done on the same date.
A local newspaper headed a photo and article with the prompt title “North and South meet” when they got married.
And look at them now, sixty years onward, four kids, two sons-in-law and three grandkids.
On June 30 we will celebrate this Jubilee, but also my Mum’s 92nd birthday of June 28. Something we thought never would happen after she stated “It is enough, I’ve had a good life, lets finish it now.” two years ago. [And then she planned her own 90th birthday from the hospital]
Ever since, they go from day-to-day, enjoying what life still has in store for them.