Joe Adams, 81, and his wife May, 80, toasted their diamond wedding anniversary at a celebration in the home with over 30 guests – including their bridesmaid from 60 years ago.
Born and raised in Glasgow, the pair wed on October 18 1957 at Croftfoot Parish Church and had a special event exactly 60 years later surrounded by 30 guests, including guests from their wedding day, along with friends they’ve made in the years since.
Joe said: “May and I can’t quite believe it has been 60 years since we got married. We’ve shared so many memories and experiences together which we fondly look back on such as our first dance to ‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis Presley. But I think we can both agree our favourite memories are from bringing up our children.
“Our advice to young couples is to always be there for each other. At the end of the day that is all that matters and we think that’s the secret to a long and happy marriage.”
The couple – who have four children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren – first met on a bus to work going to Watson & McLeans, a chain makers, where they both worked in Govan.
Claribel Durairaj, Home Manager at Bupa’s Deanfield Care Home, added: “Joe is such a lovely resident and May is always in the home visiting him. They are a truly inspiring love story for future generations. That’s why we wanted to do something special for their 60th wedding anniversary.
“Reaching a diamond anniversary is such a special achievement and the whole celebration was really fitting. The day was filled with love and joy and couldn’t have gone any better.”
Deanfield Care Home in Glasgow is a modern, two-storey home that has been specifically designed to meet the needs of residents. A range of care options are available, specialising in nursing and nursing dementia care.
The care home encourages all residents to be as independent as they can so they can lead as full and active a life as possible. Whether residents are there for a short stay or a longer period, Deanfield aims to make each person feel at home. Staff are experienced and highly trained and spend the time talking to each resident when they arrive to make sure that their care plan is tailored specifically to their needs and wants.