Dimboola's Esme and Alex Jorgensen celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary

LIFE-LONG LOVE: Dimboola couple Alex and Esme Jorgensen are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. Picture: CONTRIBUTED
LIFE-LONG LOVE: Dimboola couple Alex and Esme Jorgensen are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

DIMBOOLA’S Esme and Alex Jorgensen celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary today. 

The couple first locked eyes with each other 61 years ago at a silver wedding anniversary in Dimboola. 

Mr Jorgensen was from Dimboola, but Mrs Jorgensen had travelled over from South Australia. For Mrs Jorgensen it was love at first sight. 

“It was love at first sight on my side. He had a girlfriend at the time to choose between,” she said. 

Love and forgiveness is most precious

Alex Jorgensen

Mrs Jorgensen said they saw each other every fortnight.

“The young ones are so lucky these days to just have a phone – we had to write to each other,” she said.

After nine months together, Mr Jorgensen popped the question and Mrs Jorgensen was “over-the-moon.” The couple got married four months later on May 14, 1958.

She said the most precious moments from her marriage was her family. The pair had five children together. 

“I wanted to have children and I always wanted to have twins and the last time I was pregnant I happened to have twins,” she said. 

Over the years the couple have learned a lot. However, Mr Jorgensen said love and forgiveness was key. 

“Love and forgiveness is most precious,” he said. 

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