True love…and an iron fist.
After 65 years together, Freda and Ronnie Gibson have worked out the secret of a happy marriage.
“Good home cooking and ruling the roost with an iron fist,” said Freda.
Ronnie’s advice? “Doing as you’re told,” he said.
Ronnie worked as a miner at Horden Colliery and the couple raised three children, David, Julie and Jan. They now also have five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Ronnie (90) still enjoys fishing when he can and watching the Premier League on the telly. Freda (84) prefers hospital dramas and anything about the Royal Family – which made the card the couple received from the Queen all the more special.
To celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on July 28th Freda was allowed a day off from home cooking and the couple enjoyed a Chinese meal with family and friends.