The Taichung city government is holding a ceremony for couples that have celebrated their Platinum, diamond and gold year to promote virtues of marriage and respect the elders. All the couples will have their photos taken with the mayor at the ceremony. Understanding traveling can be tiring for the old couples, the photo session is especially arranged at the local districts. The first session will be held on 30th at the north district office 6th floor. 83 couples are expected to attend the ceremony.
Yang Huei San and his wife, Guo Yi Xin got married in mainland china and are entering their 70th anniversary. Mr. Yang was born in Qing dynasty, when men were still required to keep long hair. Over the time of war and moving around, they still stay together and take care of each other.
Lin Lei Sheng and Sen Meng Die have been married for 60 years. Mr. Lin, 87 years old, said that he was in the intelligence work during the war. As a result, he hadn’t been able to spend much time with his wife. Later on, they came over with the KMT government. However, their mother was still in mainland china. They work clandestinely by visiting many ministers to have their mother come over to Taiwan. Finally in 1980, their mother became the first person from mainland china, who was allowed to reside in Taiwan legally. It's touching to hear their story.