Jack and Nancy Stevens say the key to a long marriage is similar interests and only "having words", never an argument.
The Stawell couple, 91 and 90, spend their time enjoying each others company, in their own home, as life slows down for them.
Mr and Mrs Stevens will celebrate 70 years of marriage on November, 4 - a big family celebration on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Stevens grew up in Melbourne and that was where he met the Dimboola native, Mrs Stevens (Nee Kuhl).
Mrs Stevens' family moved to Melbourne around the time of the war.
"Mum moved down because Dad was in the Army and her brothers too," Mrs Stevens said.
"She thought if she was down in Melbourne she could accommodate them while they were on leave.
"As soon as the war was over they came back to the Wimmera and settled in Stawell."
Mrs Stevens was working at a clothing factory in Melbourne.
"I was a seamstress, Jack was a presser," she said.
"It started from there.
"We had mutual friends, Grace and Bill. The four of us got together and never broke up."
Mr Stevens said he didn't remember how he proposed - but thought he just straight out said to Mrs Stevens "well we better get married".
"After we 'courted' for about two years, I was up visiting my family in Stawell," Mrs Stevens said.
"He must of missed me."
"Of course I missed her," Mr Stevens chimed in.
"We decided to get married so the year after that we were," Mrs Stevens said.
The couple were married on November 4, 1950 - Grace and Bill standing by their sides as they said "I do".
"It was a beautiful day," Mr Stevens said.
"I remember the whole weekend. We were married on the Saturday.
"And I remember Comic Court won the Melbourne Cup that year.
"Anniversaries were made easy because when the Melbourne Cup was coming up, I knew it was our anniversary too."
The couple honeymooned in Marysville.
"It was one of those things," Mr Stevens said.
"You got married on the Saturday and went on the bus to Marysville or somewhere like that on the Sunday.
"In those days it was a big trip."
Mr and Mrs Stevens had a busy household in their first years of marriage - welcoming six children, three boys and three girls into their family.
From there, of course, the family grew.
The couple now has nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mr and Mrs Stevens moved to Stawell for the final time, after Mrs Stevens' father passed away.
"My parents bought the Post Office Hotel after the war," Mrs Stevens said.
"We came up to help them for about three or four years. Jack missed his sporting clubs from Melbourne so we moved back.
"We were only there 10 or 12 years and then came back to Stawell to help my mother out, and we stayed."
Mr and Mrs Stevens still stay in contact with their "dear friends" Grace and Bill to this day.
"We did a lot of trips and holidays together," Mrs Stevens said.
"The four of us travelled around Australia together."
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