Enjoying the outdoors - camping, fishing, kayaking and rafting - and attending church are the keys to a successful marriage according to Raymond Terrace couple Kath and Neil Foot who celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary last month.
And for 62 years the Foots have been celebrating their milestone day with Kath's sister Yvonne and her husband Ken Potter, who were married on the same day.
"It was just easier at the time to have a double wedding," said Kath, 85, a seamstress who worked as a machinist at Rundles.
Neil, 91, was born in Tomago on the banks of the Hunter River, left school at 14 to become a bread delivery boy and worked for 40 years in hardboard/masonite as a press operator.
As for the secret to a long marriage: "Getting the right girl," said Neil. "A bit of give and take. Actually, I think I deserve a medal," added Kath.
The couple, who have lived in Raymond Terrace for nearly 60 years, have three children, nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.