When Dick Grimmond first saw his future wife Jill at a dance at Kiewa Street's Palais theatre one thing went through his mind - 'wow'.
The 18-year-old Albury boy asked the 16-year-old Wodonga girl to dance and decades on they're celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
"We just seem to hit it off, we could talk easy and that kind of thing and I was just smitten with her," Mr Grimmond said.
The pair dated for two years before they were married on March 28, 1959.
Jill, now 78, said all those years ago she fell in love with Dick's sense of humour - and he's still making her smile.
"I was from a more serious, religious family and he made me laugh," she said.
"It was a great feeling.
"His wonderful laugh, his sense of fun, I'd never come across anything like that."
Two years after they met, they were married.
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There was no extravagant proposal, Dick didn't get down on one knee - instead the two simply decided they wanted to get married.
Dick had just come back from a stint in Melbourne and had become homesick, missing Jill.
So together they decided when he went back to play AFL for Richmond, she would come too.
Dick said he did ask Jill's father for his permission, to which he said "are you sure? You've made your bed now lay in it".
Jill said her family was Presbyterian while Dick's were Catholic, so there was some tension about their relationship.
Together the pair moved from Melbourne to Hobart and back to Wodonga having five children along the way, with Dick cheekily quipping 'there wasn't much to do in those days'.
Now they have 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and are still laughing.
Mrs Grimmond said together they have weathered hard times; from when she was seriously ill to feelings of isolation as they moved across the country.
She said there was no secret to a successful marriage, but they had a strong foundation of love.
Mrs Grimmond said anyone who said marriage was easily clearly weren't communicating on a deep level.
"There have been hard times," Mrs Grimmond said.
"You just need to push through the hard times, because it's worth it in the end.
"There's many ups and downs but you just have to push through and talk, you must talk and be open with one another, that's really one of the most important things... And for Dick to do as he's told."
Mr Grimmond said plenty had changed since they were first married on March 28, 1959, but he was still pretty smitten.
The pair plan to celebrate their 60th anniversary with a normal day together and a nice dinner.