An architect couple’s savvy design eye turned this run-down Edwardian redbrick into a spacious family home
An architect couple’s savvy design eye turned this run-down Edwardian redbrick into a spacious family...

Orla Neligan

Can celebrity endorsements change the world? It’s complicated
Can celebrity endorsements change the world? It’s complicated

Amanda Cassidy

8 cosy Irish pubs with great Christmas decorations to grab a tipple in
8 cosy Irish pubs with great Christmas decorations to grab a tipple in

Sarah Finnan

My Career: Conductor Eímear Noone
My Career: Conductor Eímear Noone

Eímear Noone

Irish Design Spotlight: Barbara Bennett
Irish Design Spotlight: Barbara Bennett

Barbara Bennett

Women in Sport: Irish women’s rugby captain Nichola Fryday
Women in Sport: Irish women’s rugby captain Nichola Fryday

Nichola Fryday

What to bake this weekend: Tasty Basque cheesecake
What to bake this weekend: Tasty Basque cheesecake

Sarah Finnan

Inside this incredible contemporary lakeside home in Co Cavan
Inside this incredible contemporary lakeside home in Co Cavan

IMAGE Interiors & Living

40 over 40 share their best life advice
40 over 40 share their best life advice

Amanda Cassidy

Here’s how calligraphy can add a personal touch to any event
Here’s how calligraphy can add a personal touch to any event

Megan Burns

Image / Editorial

Elderly Couples Recall Happiest Moment


By Jeanne Sutton
12th Jan 2015
Elderly Couples Recall Happiest Moment

elderly couple sitting on sofa

Take three elderly couples. Sit them down in a living room. Ask each of them what the happiest moments of their lives were. Get ready to cry. Insurance company Beagle Street are the company behind this sweet viral video and if you have four minutes to spare today, watch these elderly couples.

Maurice and Helen, both over 100 years old, talk about their first eventful meeting in a shop and how their first date was an all-night party. It took Maurice years after their marriage to be able to afford the engagement ring he felt his wife deserved. Betty talks about how she rushed to meet Doug in a hospital ward after he came home injured from the front in France in the Second World War. (This is the moment we started bawling.) Maureen and William talk about the birth of their first child and their wedding day. Maureen says she’s happier now that she’s ever been and that living through postwar Britain is the reason her generation appreciates what they have.

Emotional food for thought.

Follow Jeanne Sutton on Twitter @jeannedesutun