David and Ingrid Hochfelden recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in Franschhoek with their family.
David met Ingrid Karlsson at a party in 1963. She was 17 and David 20.
They went out for four years before marrying in St Paul’s Anglican Church in Rondebosch on August 12, 1967. They moved to Lente Street in Kirstenhof in May 1968 and currently live in the same house and have watched the area grow from a village to a popular suburb.
They have attended St Martins Anglican Church in Bergvliet for the past 43 years.
They have two sons – Brent, 45, who is married to Mandy and Carl, 40, married to Karen. Both sons attended Kirstenhof Primary and Wynberg Boys’ High.
They have two grandchildren, Keira, 9, and John, 5. Keira now also attends Kirstenhof Primary and John will be going there next year.
They have travelled to Britain and America to visit family but now, as a retired couple, they have a camper van that says “Going somewhere slowly”, and that is exactly what they intend to do.
The answer to being married for such a long time is having good communication skills, trust and never letting the sun set on an argument, they said.