Love from the fifties still going strong

2015-05-26 06:00
Peter and Catherine Moses are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this week. 
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Peter and Catherine Moses are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this week. PHOTO: amantha lee

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After six decades of love, Mr and Mrs Moses’ marriage is still going strong.

Catherine (82) and Peter (83) grew up and met in Salt River, and they got married out of St Luke’s Church.

“We met while attending church services and mission trips at the church in Burns Road. And we were married there in 1955,” Peter says.

They will celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary on Thursday.

The pair lived at the parental home in Salt River for many years before having to move due to the Group Areas Act.

Peter and Catherine then moved to Hanover Park where they lived for 10 years before moving to Mitchell’s Plain where they still live.

Peter worked for Kodak UK for 13 years before the company relocated. He was also an avid soccer and table tennis player in his younger days.

Catherine was a stay-at-home mother and cared for their five children.

“We fondly remember the journey we have taken over the six decades,” says Peter. The couple attributes the success of their marriage to always making time for each other and putting God first.

His advice to young couples is to follow their lead.

The couple still attends services at the Portland Faith Community Church and are grateful to pastor Edwin Roubain for his guidance and support

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