He had watched them over the years, the nervous smiles to begin with, quick fleeting glances across the common room, then the rising bravery when he'd asked her out and the happy look in their eyes.
Over the years he had watched them he had seen their brightest smiles, and their most sorrowful tears. The joy in his voice when he'd announced their engagement, the spring in his step when he'd found out he was going to be a father, and her tears when She'd thought he was dead after an explosion at the shop.
It all seemed so long ago that they were this young dancing couple at their wedding, now they were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. He couldn't believe that they had lasted 50 years, that they had actually lasted that long, it was increadable.
"Well done guys, well done for making it this far." And he knew that they would last for many more years to come.