Singing and dancing together until it was no longer possible - Erika and Ferdinand Sailer have had that since they first met in 1959.
Now the two celebrated their diamond wedding and took it easy.
The two met while dancing at a wedding.
“We were a good match,” says Erika Sailer.
“He then brought me out to dance more and more often,” says the 81-year-old about the first meeting.
The civil wedding 60 years ago took place in the living room of the mayor of Pucher.
“It used to be like that.
In the evening, after work, he married us, ”says Erika Sailer.
The next day the church wedding followed in Landsberied, where the diamond wedding was now celebrated.
Landsberied has been the center of life for the Sailers since 1964.
First, after the wedding in 1961, the native Landsberieder Ferdinand Sailer (now 84 years old) moved to Puch to live with his wife, where he lived with her and their three children Norbert, Angela and Maria in an apartment with their in-laws.
Happy in love: Erika and Ferdinand Sailer got married 60 years ago in the church in Landsberied.
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Living in confined spaces taught the family of five early on that you can't always get your head around, says the 81-year-old.
And later, too, in the house they built in Landsberied, the couple lived together with children and grandparents.
“Our children didn't know anything else and were often with grandma's when we were at work,” says Erika Sailer.
The trained administrative clerk had worked at the air base for a long time.
And here, too, the two found each other: "For the last four years of my working life, my husband has also worked at the air base, as a fitter," she says.
The Sailers were active in the Landsberied choral society until the corona-related forced break and often stood on stage together.
"The interruption due to Corona was the sign for us to stop," reports Erika Sailer.
And the recipe for a long love? “The earth not only needs sunshine, it also needs rain. It's the same with love, ”says Erika Sailer. But there was never a storm.