Before retirement, Jim worked in export sales and enjoyed playing golf and volunteered for St. Vincent De Paul. Eileen was a housewife and mother and volunteered for the Samaritans for 26 years.
“Patience and compromise are important,” Eileen (94) said.
James (92) continued; “When we first met, I didn’t know immediately that she was the one for me, but after a while, yes, I did.
“We have travelled around together and lived in England for a long time too.”
The duo, who have a combined age of 186 years and have three grown-up children, said they had hard times in the past, but that patience and understanding have always helped them through.
“Jim was away an awful lot with work, travelling around Europe and Africa,” Eileen said.
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