Letter: Old-fashioned us

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The Independent Online
Sir: I cannot let Polly Toynbee's comments ("Just say No to this agonising aunt", 9 December) go unchallenged.

My wife and I met in 1962 and were married in church with all the appropriate promises in 1964. We did not "have sex" before our wedding, brought up two children of whom we are immensely proud, managed separate careers, and remain happily married to this day. Old-fashioned? Probably. Unusual or uncommon? Possibly. But I'm sorry Ms Toynbee, I will not accept "grotesque".


Wallington, Surrey