Celebrations for Residents’ 63rd Wedding Anniversary at Parris Lawn Care Home

25th August 2023

The team at Parris Lawn Care Home near Lewes were delighted to celebrate the 63rd wedding anniversary of residents Louise and Bill, who moved into the care home in Ringmer village recently.

A Day To Celebrate At Parris Lawn Care Home

Louise and Bill met at the Methodist Church in Burgess Hill in 1958, where Bill was a steward and Louise was attending a Sunday service with her younger sister and their mother. Bill welcomed them to the church and when he handed Louise a hymn book she gave him the biggest smile. That was it, Bill was smitten! In Bill’s words, “I saw a very elegant and well-dressed young lady with a beautiful smile. It was love at first sight!”

Louise and Bill met again at a youth group and got to know one another as time went on, before getting engaged in 1959. They got married in 1960 in the church where they first met and where they are still members of the congregation. Much of their married life was spent in Burgess Hill where Louise worked as a teacher, lecturer and researcher whilst Bill was an estimator and surveyor. In their retirement, they have travelled extensively and made some wonderful memories. They attribute their many years together to love, which has always been at the heart of their marriage.

Jackie Cox, Home Manager at Parris Lawn commented, “Even though Louise and Bill have only been living in the care home for a short time, their love for one another shines through. We felt privileged to mark this very special day with them – and no celebration at Parris Lawn is complete without a cake!”

Parris Lawn Care Home’s Chef Neil baked an anniversary Victoria Sponge cake for the occasion, decorated with pictures of pink roses dedicated to their forever love and wrapped in a big red bow. The staff at Parris Lawn wanted to make a big fuss of them on their special day so once Louise and Bill had finished their lunch with their friends, the wellbeing team sat down with them to reminisce about their wedding day whilst looking through their wedding album.

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