George Krubsack and Elizabeth Langer celebrate their 40th
wedding anniversary during St Patrick's Day celebrations on
Glencairn St, in Dunedin, yesterday. Photo by Peter
Irish ballads and rain weren't the only things in the air
for St Patrick's Day this year.
There was also love - especially for Dunedin-domiciled
Elizabeth Langer and George Krubsack, who celebrated their
40th wedding anniversary yesterday with ''green beer, good
fun, and good music''.
Mr Krubsack said the benefits of having your wedding
anniversary on St Patrick's Day was it was easy to remember,
and everyone always seemed to be in a mood to celebrate -
even if it was raining.
''Who cares about the rain?''
''It's good for our water tanks,'' Mr Krubsack said.
The couple said they met over a dead body while working in a
hospital in Wisconsin; she as a nurse practitioner and he as
a respiratory therapist. Getting married on St Patrick's Day
was just a coincidence, they said.
''We got married on St Paddy's Day because it was the only
Saturday the church was available in March,'' Mr Krubsack
They were among hundreds of St Patrick's Day revellers in
Dunedin yesterday, with large gatherings in the Octagon, and
on Glencairn St between the Inch Bar and Filadelfio's Pizza
Acting Senior Sergeant Chris McLelland, of Dunedin, said
there were no arrests related to St Patrick's Day revelry,
but some people were told to ''pull their socks up and
There were certainly a lot fewer people out and about than in
previous years, he said.
''Having St Patrick's Day following a heavy Saturday night
stopped many from carrying on, on Sunday,'' he said.