Family has been the most important part of Dawn and Graeme Freeman’s 60 years of marriage.
The couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary in Warrnambool on Thursday with their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and close friends.
Across the decades together, they watched their two boys grow up in the south-west, they travelled across Australia and sold the “best Easter eggs in Western Victoria” from their small business in Portland.
At 81 years of age, the pair reminisced about their companionship and said despite challenges, they had never gone without.
“We’ve been lucky,” Mrs Freeman said. “If we wanted something we worked for it.”
A former driving instructor, Mrs Freeman said life was always a challenge but it all depended on how “you lived it”.
A baker by trade, Mr Freeman said it was a “different time back then”.
“We would argue everyday but it’s all forgotten,” he said. “You work it out.”