It was a double celebration for the Aylings of Kirrawee this year.
Jim and Olivia Ayling not only marked their 70th wedding anniversary, but also their 92nd birthdays, both in October, 2018.
Married in 1948 amid post-war turmoil, they moved into their Kirrawee home in 1951 when wild rabbits roamed the bare streets. Over the years they have witnessed many changes in Sutherland Shire.
Always active in the community, they are keen members of several organisations including Probus and the RSL.
Mrs Ayling still pursues her lifelong passion for knitting, while Mr Ayling enjoys woodworking and is dedicated to his two choirs, currently in rehearsal for the Messiah at the Town Hall. Together, they like to maintain their garden.
The couple have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
They celebrated with their daughters Susan and Yvette.