Betty and Frank count the years

BETTY and Frank Densley have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with dozens of family members.

The couple met in 1946 when Frank was in the army and Betty was working in a cafe.

They were married on August 5, 1949, at Albury’s St David’s Church, had 14 children, and now have 32 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

The secret to a long marriage, Frank said, was “give and take”.

“And never sleep on an argument,” he said.

“Having a large family also has a lot to do with it.”

Frank said there were now so many family members it was hard to keep track of names without a list.

Four generations of the family attended the celebration in West Albury on Saturday.

Their daughter, Margaret Gavrilovic, said the family always laughed a lot when they gathered.

“It’s a remarkable achievement these days,” she said.

“A lot of people don’t live that long to reach 65 years of marriage.

“It’s a milestone you can’t miss and, hopefully, a lot of us achieve the same milestone.”

Mr Densley said the couple had instantly bonded when they met.

“She was a pretty girl and we sort of clicked,” he said.

Mrs Densley said she was attracted to Frank’s good looks.

She said the celebrations were a nice surprise, even though she had an idea it was being planned.

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