Michael and Merilyn Payne were married 60 years ago at the Friends School across the road from the Settlement on 19 December 1959. On 15 December we gathered to celebrate their diamond anniversary.
They shared with us how they met for the first time at the school and fell in love when Merilyn went with her parents to look at a house Michael was building for his parents. Michael said when he saw her, that was it for him. It is beautiful that they both still say they would choose each other all over again and what a marvelous adventure their lives have been.
Friends and family gathered in the Food Forest which has been a labour of love of both of them over many years. A fine celebration was enjoyed by all. We wish them both many more happy years.