first_img93-year-old Guy Raymond Smith and 88-year-old Elizabeth Dorotheo Smith are blessed and thankful to the Lord on seeing 67 years of marriage.Like every marriage, there have been trials and tribulations, but as a strong couple who deeply love each other, they conquered all obstacles.The couple stay at the Juana Maria cottages.Mr Smith worked in the airforce and at the Richmond Station.A Ladysmith Gazette journalist was intrigued by the couple; by how much they love and care for each other.They say they were friends at first, which later turned into true love.Also read: Visit by elderly couple with a long historyThey carried on to tell their love story with a sparkle in their eyes. Mrs Smith was born in Durban and Mr Smith in Pietermaritzburg. They met at Richmond Station, where Elizabeth arrived by train to visit her sister.Mr Smith was working at the station at that time and went to help the ladies with their luggage.When Mrs Smith’s sister asked him to carry their luggage to a nearby motorbike for them, with a smile on his face, he picked up their luggage and walked with it to their home.They immediately became friends and during the months that passed, the friendship turned into love.They married on July 1, 1950. In the year 1959, they moved to Ladysmith due to Mr Smith’s work.Mrs Smith was an educator in Ladysmith for many years. She, together with her wonderful husband, made many friends due to their warm hearts and friendly smiles.Elizabeth was also a great tennis player back in the day. Together with friends, she would play tennis every weekend. Not only that, but the couple also love being around children.They have two sons and two grandchildren.“We are very thankful to the Lord for keeping us so strong and also for His hands of protection over us and our family,” says Elizabeth. The couple are wished everything of the best in the years head, in the caring hands of the Almighty.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img