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Pair’s love so nice they were married twice

Alma and Bob Jackson recently celebrated 73 years marriage and believe that they will be together for eternity.
Alma and Bob Jackson recently celebrated 73 years marriage and believe that they will be together for eternity. Robyne Cuerel

BOB and Alma Jackson have been married twice in 73 years, the first time vowing till death do us part and the second time in a Mormon temple where they were married for eternity.

The couple, who are both in their 90s, have recently celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary at their home in the Chelsea Retirement Village in Maryborough.

Mr Jackson remembers their speedy wedding day like yesterday.

He was in the merchant navy and had been granted 24 hours leave to marry his beloved.

"At 12 o'clock we walked into the chapel," he said.

"We walked out at 12.15pm as husband and wife and by 2pm I was back at camp."

Mr Jackson said the couple's 73 years of marriage wasn't all smooth sailing.

"We've had our ups and downs like everyone else," Mr Jackson said.

The couple have four children, 17 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

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