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24 February 2021
Edwin and Sheryl Bartlett had little trouble picking a wedding date in 1971.
Both their birthdays fell on February 20 – three years apart – which happened to be a Saturday.
The Bartletts enjoyed a ‘triple celebration’ at the weekend as they chalked up 50 years of marriage.
“We actually got married in the last month of ‘old summer’ time,” Mr Bartlett said.
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“Daylight savings started at the end of 1971.
“And we’ve certainly got no excuse for forgetting our anniversary – it all happens on the same day.”
The couple met at an Easter church youth camp at Halls Gap.
“I was from Grass Flat and he was from Pimpinio, but we hadn’t met before,” Mrs Bartlett said.
“I didn’t know who he was.”
Mr Bartlett had a different experience.
“I’d seen her a few months prior, at a dance, and I got the idea that I’d like to take her out,” he said.
“When we met at Easter in 1967, it was a life-changing experience for both of us.”
The couple lived at the family farm at Pimpinio, moving to Horsham five years ago.
They have three sons and eight grandchildren, ranging in age from three to 16. Mr Bartlett said he and his wife were looking forward to many more years together.
“I tell her that I love her nearly every day,” he said.
– Sarah Matthews
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The entire February 24, 2021 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!