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Retirees celebrate joy of letting it mellow
Kathleen and Glynn Baldry tied the knot in Tuggeranong Town Park.
Photo: Coralie Walker
For Kathleen and Glynn Baldry it took
nine years for their marriage proposal
to come to fruition.
The couple met at dance classes and
had been dating for six months when
Glynn popped the question. Despite
many more dance classes together,
Kathleen said they didn t help at the
"He s got two left feet!" she said.
"Oh, but we did OK."
It took a short courting and long
engagement, but after nine years
together the bride and groom were
married last Saturday.
The wedding took place beneath the
blossoms in Tuggeranong Town Park
in front of almost 100 guests,
including Kathleen s 90-year-old
mother, Janet Tearson.
The reception was held at the
Southern Cross Club in Tuggeranong.
"The day went really well . . . it was
beautiful. We danced until one in the
morning, it was great," Kathleen said.
The bride wore a traditional white
gown with a train and bolero
complemented by a bouquet of lilies,
and was given away by her son, Darren
The nine bridesmaids by Kathleen s
side were her granddaughters and
great granddaughters between the ages
of one and 21.
"I had my two great granddaughters
and my husband s granddaughter, and
the rest were my granddaughters, she
My maid of honour wore red, my
next granddaughter wore pale pink, the
next one wore purple. It was really
Five of the younger girls wore white
with a pink or purple sash, and one
wore bright pink.
The bridesmaids dresses were
complemented with matching baskets,
shoes and white roses.
"The highlight for me was seeing all
my girls, all my granddaughters and
great granddaughters looking so
beautiful, Kathleen said.
It was lovely ... it was a really nice
day, and everyone was happy, and that
is what we wanted.
The couple, who are both retired,
have booked a 10-day Pacific islands
cruise for their honeymoon.
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Have your say
Advice is being sought to design
three new fitness stations for outdoor
locations in Tuggeranong, Belconnen
and Theodore. The stations will cater
for various fitness levels and will
include cardio and circuit equipment.
The ACT government is seeking
feedback on the specific locations
proposed for John Knight Memorial
Park, Theodore Neighbourhood Oval
and Tuggeranong Town Park. The
implementation of the station at
Theodore will gauge community use
of equipment at neighbourhood ovals
to guide proposals for future
locations. To provide feedback, visit
timetotalk.act.gov.au or attend a
drop-in session at John Knight
Memorial Park from 10am to noon
on Saturday, November 8, and
Tuggeranong Town Park from 10am
to noon on November 15.
Consultation closes December 1.
A new waste and recycling calendar
for 2014/15 is now available from
ACT government libraries, Canberra
Connect shopfronts and shopping
centres across Canberra.
Reid, Braddon and Campbell
residents are advised their recycling
week will move forward one week
Keep up to date with collection
days with a new mobile app, My
Waste, which includes an A-Z
recycling guide. Paper calendars can
be mailed out on request by emailing
contact details to no_waste@act
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