40 years later, with a few familiar faces but mostly new, we gathered at Borodell Winery in Orange to celebrate. Here is the toast I made.
"We're here today to celebrate Mum and Dads 40th wedding anniversary. That's a bloody long time - as Mum says, you get less for murder!
A lot can happen in 40 years -
Australia's had 8 prime ministers, including a woman
Life expectancy in Australia has increased from 75 to 84 years.
The Sydney Opera House has been in Sydney's panorama now for 40 years
The world first mobile phone call happened 40 years ago on a phone that weighed 2.5 pounds. We now carry some of the most sophisticated technology ever n our pockets that weighs 4.9 ounces and use it mostly to look at videos of cats doing crazy things.
But most importantly, over the last 40 years Mum and Dad have built a family -
3 children, two daughters in law, 2 grandchildren, 3 homes, multiple pets - Dougie, Meg, Randy 1 and 2, Jock. They've set hundreds of good examples and created thousands of memories.
May I ask you to please raise a glass to Mum and Dad, Jenny and Steve, Ma and Pops"