PUBLISHED: 15:54 25 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:33 10 June 2010
MONDAY, AUGUST 25: STICK out the bad times and the good times will come, is the golden mantra for a couple who have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Ronald and May Charles, of Warneford Gardens, gave their golden nuggets of advice to husbands and wives who wa
STICK out the bad times and the good times will come, is the golden mantra for a couple who have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.Ronald and May Charles, of Warneford Gardens, gave their golden nuggets of advice to husbands and wives who want to make it to their diamond wedding anniversary.Ronald, 81, a retired plumber, said: "It's all about compatibility and respecting each other's views and just really loving each other."We've had our ups and downs like all marriages and we get over them."The couple met at a youth club in Sutton, Surrey, at the end of the war, where May worked as a secretary and Ronald played tennis, and wed two years later.After 60 years, two sons, Terry and Lawrence, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, the couple celebrated their wedding anniversary with their closest friends and family in Surrey earlier this month.May, 80, said: "We are complete opposites so it wasn't always easy."We don't even like the same foods which is hard when I have to cook dinner."He's more of an extrovert and I'm an introvert but we've had many good times."The couple decided to move to Exmouth 14 years ago, when they retired, after falling in love with the town on their annual holidays.