Whirlwind courtship leads to six decades of married bliss
WHAT started as a whirlwind romance has blossomed into six decades of love, friendship and adventure for Yvonne and Reginald Smith.
The happy couple from Leichhardt is celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday and have planned a big party with their loved ones for the weekend.
When Yvonne first laid eyes on Reg at their local post office in Brisbane, there wasn't any doubt in her mind he was the one.
"I was working at a pharmacy in Taringa east, and there was a little shopping centre there. The post office was around the corner, and I went around to get the mail this day and the postmaster said 'I'm going on holidays', so he introduced me to the new postmaster, which was Reg," she said, gushing.
"I go back to work, and my girlfriend who worked at the dentist next door asked if I had met 'that scrawny fellow from the post office yet'. I told her that he was the guy I was going to marry."
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