DORIS and Hughie McDonald met when their fathers were side by side in hospital beds in Melbourne during the First World War.
The pair met on June 30, 1943 and were married May 22, 1948.
The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at Horsham City Bowling Club at the weekend, a place where they have shared many wonderful times.
Mrs McDonald said there had been something to look forward to every day since she and Hughie started to see each other.
“Every memory is a fond memory: the day you marry, the day your first baby is born, the day your last baby is born and all the babies in between. They bring happy and good memories,” she said.
Mr McDonald said the couple had bowled together for 47 years.
“We have fantastic memories at the Horsham City Bowling Club,” he said.
“We enjoyed all our life together. We’ve had a lot of mutual interests. We both played tennis for many years, progressed to golf and then to bowls.”
The couple has six children, 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Hughie was originally from Linton, while Doris is from Dimboola.
After their marriage the couple moved to Launceston in Tasmania, before moving to Horsham in 1950.
Mr McDonald said his wife’s gardening skills had helped them create a healthy lifestyle, through her love of cooking and preserving of fruit and vegetables.