Moira and Robert Paton marked their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday, June 29.
The couple were married at Larbert Old Church on that date in 1970, having met Robert said “where everyone our age used to meet” at the dancing at the Dobbie Hall.
Moira (70) grew up in Stenhousemuir while husband Robert was raised along the road in Larbert.
Before he retired Robert (74)worked as a team leader for Falcon Catering, which used to be known as Glynwed, based in Larbert. The firm manufacture catering equipment.
Moira worked in the McCowans toffee factory in Stenhousemuir before they started their family.
She gave up her work to stay at home and raise the couple’s two children, daughter Janet (49) and son Robert (45).
They have nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The couple had intended to celebrate the occasion with family, however the current restrictions which are in place due to Covid-19 put paid to that.
Robert said: “We were going to have a celebration, but with this virus we couldn’t get anything booked.”
Instead the Patons spent their special anniversary at home together marking their 50 years of marriage with an afternoon tea which was delivered from Nellie’s.
The couple would like to thank everyone who sent them cards, gifts and best wishes for the day.
When asked the secret to a long and happy marriage, Robert joked “keep your mouth shut!”
He added: “My wife and I have always got on.”