Hubby is a born romantic

2017-03-20 12:36
Neville and Anne Geddes.

Neville and Anne Geddes. (Ian Carbutt)

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Pietermaritzburg- For 14 years, Neville Geddes has been placing an advert in The Witness to declare his undying love for his wife Anne.

Geddes never misses a birthday or an anniversary. This week, his latest message read:

“[To] Anne Beautiful Geddes, 70 years young today. You are still as beautiful and sexy as you were when you were sweet 21, when we met. You are loved, special to family and friends and have touched the lives of many. Very fondest love. Your wrinkled, old, romantic hubby. Nev.”

The couple have been married for 47 years and Anne said her husband always went out of his way to spoil her.

With constant “good morning” and “good night” texts when she is away, Anne Geddes said her husband has always been smooth with words and described life with him as a romantic getaway.

“I’m spoilt. He knows I have a sweet tooth and he brings me chocolates of all flavours every day when he comes back from the supermarket,” said Anne.

“My philosophy has always been that we need to show the people we love how much they mean to us while they’re still alive rather than doing it at funerals and memorials when they can no longer hear us,” said Neville. “I appreciate Anne for everything that she has done for me. I have had some health issues. I have had two heart attacks. Anne has been amazing through all of this,” he said.

The pair met in 1968 through a local social hockey club and dated for about two years before tying the knot. “I’m a man. I do look at other ladies but I still come back to Anne. I always say, even though you’re on diet you can still look at the menu. And I live by two words for my health and those are ‘Yes, dear’,” said Geddes, who admitted he kept the spark alive in their marriage by “teasing Anne all the time”.

The pair also admitted that, like all couples, they argue. However, their guiding rules for arguments were to never argue in public, never go to bed angry and never to react out of anger.

“It is not healthy to seldom fight because issues just stay bottled in and unresolved if you don’t fight. However, you must never react out of anger because you are going to end up saying something that you’re going to regret. Everything is fixable, except words,” said Anne.

She said like most men, the way to Neville’s heart has been through his stomach. “I’ll cook anything for him except ox liver and tripe. I know he loves those but unfortunately he has to buy it somewhere else because I won’t cook it,” she said.

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