15 February 2015
Celebrating Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day this year was busy for all those at Hallmark Care Homes. Residents all received thoughtful roses from Anita’s Angels, a charity aiming to combat loneliness for older people and there were many romantic meals happening across the group.
For one couple this year was extra special. Brian and Molly Wilson celebrated their diamond anniversary at Greenhill Manor Care Home.
Molly, who lives at the care home, is visited by devoted husband Brian every day so it was only fitting to have their celebration at the home. They enjoyed a day filled with love and laughter as they celebrated with close friends and enjoyed a beautifully decorated cake to mark the occasion.
Brian & Molly Wilson met in Loughborough whilst working together at East Midlands Gas Board.
They got married on 29th January 1955 in Leicester at the registry office, followed by a reception at Johnson’s café, surrounded by family and close friends.
After they married they moved to wales for Brian’s job as an engineer with the gas board. They lived there for many years before moving to Cefn Coed, where Brian still resides. They have had a fulfilling 60 years, with a highlight being Brian’s election to Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil in the 1990’s.
On their anniversary Molly lovingly kissed Brian and said, “This kiss means more than all the rest.”
Speaking of their celebration, the couple said, “Yesterday was so lovely. Everything was done to make our anniversary so special for us; the food and cake were especially amazing.”
Their celebratory card from the Queen is already hanging on the wall in Molly’s room.