John and Dorothy Germon have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary with family and friends at a special morning tea.
John and Dorothy met at a neighbour’s birthday party when John was aged 23 and Dorothy was 17.
They married on June 16 1945 at Thalaba Baptist Church, Dungog.
Dorothy’s bridesmaid was Everlyn Jupp and John’s bestman was Don Germon. They honeymooned at Port Macquarie.
They had three children – Kathleen, Leslie (deceased), and Robert , with 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great great grand children.
“They loved their life on the land even though it was hard work, as the years went on they enjoyed their horses in the show ring which gave them so much pleasure,” said their daughter Kathleen Neilson.
“We as a family feel so lucky to still have our parents.”
The couple now live at Opal Aged Care, Rutherford.