Yesterday (Thursday) was a diamond day for Linlithgow coupleJohn and Jessie Nimmo who celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss.
Cards filled the Nimmo’s Braehead Drive home, including one from Her Majesty the Queen, hand delivered by West Lothian’s Lord Lieutenant, Isobel Brydie.
John first met Jessie at a New Year’s Eve party in Torphichen in 1952.
At the time Jessie worked for Westfield paper mill while Jimmy was a lead cutter for Thompson and Balfour’s saw mill in Bo’ness.
They tied the knot on June 12, 1954 in Torphichen Church in front of the Rev P Hugh R MacKay.
Jimmy was called up for national service in the RAF in 1954 shortly after the couple were married but kept in touch by writing back and forth regularly.
After being demobbed in 1956, the couple settled down in Torphichen where they went on to have their family of two sons and a daughter, Grant, Eric and Lynne.
They now have four grandsons, two great grandsons, a great granddaughter with another on the way.
The couple will be celebrating at a family party tonight in Linlithgow bowling club.
Team work has been the key to a successful marriage said Jessie, “You have to have a bit of give and take, never take anything for granted, and, as long as you have a level of understanding of each other along with a liberal dose of trust and faith, then you won’t go far wrong.”
Jimmy said: “We don’t drink or smoke, and we try to eat reasonably healthily - most of the time. A wee bit of everything will never harm you, dont be listening too seriously to those who tell you ‘don’t have this and don’t have that’.”