“You really live for the village”

To grow old together, to stand together in good and in bad days, that’s what every couple wishes for when they get married. Edgar (73) and luzia wolf (68) from machtilshausen are happy about their 50th wedding anniversary on saturday. Wedding day.

Luzia hieb was born mutzel and was born in 1951 in machtilshausen. Edgar wolf is five years old and was born in wingst near cuxhaven in 1946.

Getting to know each other

They have known each other for so long that it is difficult at first to describe how they got to know each other. "We do not know", says luzia first. For years, the two had lived only a few steps away from each other. Shortly after that they remembered.

Dancing into may at the remling inn in hammelburg has sparked a spark. For two years, edgar was "in and out" of luzia’s family, he had lived with her and her family for a year until the two of them were married in 1970, first in the registry office and then in church in the village church of st. James the elder married. After the wedding they moved in with edgar’s father and stepmother. In this house later also their own children grew up.

First buttner, then with the federal government

Edgar did an apprenticeship as a buttner, the term used at the time for craftsmen who made wooden beams and fixtures. He spent two years in the german army, where he obtained his truck driver’s license. He was a truck driver for about five years and then worked for the bindrum company in hammelburg until his retirement. Lucia worked for five years in the former butcher’s shop bischof before her marriage.

In 1971, one year after the wedding, their daughter romana was born. His second daughter, carina, was born in 1977. In the meantime they also have children. Edgar and luzia have five grandchildren. "All boys."

The most important thing for her parents is to have everyone around them, says her eldest daughter romana.

The distribution of tasks at home works quite classically. Luzia gets a lot done around the house. She also likes to be in the garden. "Preferably day and night", she says. Edgar takes care of the rest. There was never any dispute about the distribution of tasks.

"There were a few points that were worth discussing, but they were discussed and a solution was found, says edgar. "In the evening there is a kiss again" and the next day the matter was forgotten. "We never thought of divorce." "The two of them have always done everything together", says her daughter.

Decades of volunteer work

The two have been involved in social, local political and sporting activities for decades. Edgar has been an avid fubball player since he was a teenager and has been active as a volunteer youth coach and youth director, among other things.

He has done a lot of work on the sports home and the football pitch. He also played a leading role in the construction of the water treading pool in 2006. "It doesn’t happen by itself, you have to go from house to house and gather people together, says edgar. "This has created a sense of cohesion." From 1989 to 2014 he was a member of the municipal council of elfershausen on behalf of the "burgerliste machtilshausen". For twelve years he was 3. Burgermeister. "One really lives for the village and the general public."

Award of the order of merit of the federal republic of germany

In 2016, he was awarded the federal cross of merit on ribbon for his tireless efforts. "I was very pleased about that. I am also very proud of this", he says. Luzia has been active in the local gymnastics group for more than 30 years and helps to organize and arrange numerous festivities.

Your 50th birthday party. They canceled their wedding day long ago because of corona. "We’ll just celebrate 50 + 1 next year", says edgar.

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