CELEBRATING their 60th anniversary tomorrow, it was a small gesture that brought Jim and Joyce Schultz together.
It all started with one question.
A seemingly innocent request to head to the football was turned down by a young Joyce because she wanted to listen to Collingwood play the semi-final.
Not to be deterred, Jim went and found a wireless so she could watch South Warrnambool play at Camperdown while listening to the Collingwood game.
She couldn’t refuse.
They first met in Warrnambool as Jim would frequently be coming into the newsagency where Joyce worked, it just happened to be over the road from where he would get his paint.
The painter and decorator then mustered up the courage to ask Joyce to the football while at a Friday night ball.
While she was hesitant, Jim made sure to sway her – by getting the wireless.
After two years of courtship, the couple then wed at St Joseph’s Church and moved to Horsham where they lived for about 50 years.
They then decided to move closer to their family who lived in Kyabram, that was 10 years ago.
“We reached the age where we thought we should be closer to our children in Ky,” she said.
“It’s been a happy 10 years and we have six beautiful grandchildren and three delightful great-grandchildren.”