The secret to having a marriage last as long as Julie and Don Peck's is quite simple, according to them. You need to be compatible and you need to learn how "to bite your tongue and walk away" sometimes.
The long-time locals have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, many years after meeting on a blind date when Mrs Peck (then Miss Cooke) was just 17 and Mr Peck was 20.
They had arranged to meet up in Sydney's CBD, where they were both living at the time, but due to a miscommunication they had gone to different train stations.
"I was just about to leave and I saw him coming through the crowd after an hour of waiting for him," she laughed.
It seemed the chemistry between the two was quite immediate, with Mrs Peck reflecting that it was "just him. I was impressed with him".
After their marriage on November 19, 1960, the newlyweds moved to Orange in 1968 for Mr Peck's job, but it was Mrs Peck who had lifelong ties to the town.
"My grandparents came from Orange. My great-grandfather was the first person to ever plant an orchard in Orange," she explained.
Throughout World War Two while she was growing up, her family had moved out of Sydney live on the family orchard at Nashdale.
After the couple's relocation to Orange, the Pecks went on to have all three of their children here.
On Friday, the day after their 60th wedding anniversary, the couple were asked what had contributed to the longevity of their union.
In addition to compatibility, Mrs Peck said that "patience" was important, while Mr Peck quipped: "Two words: 'yes dear'".
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