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Love going strong after 65 years

Elle and Allan Oehlmann are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today.
Elle and Allan Oehlmann are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today. Georja Ryan

IT WAS the lure of an aqua bikini that made Allan Oehlmann's heart flutter those 67 years ago.

Mr Oehlmann, a soldier in the army, first laid eyes on his now wife Elle at the beach near Buderim in 1945, and today the celebrate 65 years of marriage.

Elle worked for the land army, so it was only fitting they would officially meet at some point.

"I first spotted Elle swimming in the sea and I was smitten - love at first sight," Mr Oehlmann said.

"Then we met at a dance for service people and I asked her to dance."

Mrs Oehlmann said she thought he was "alright" in the beginning, but they soon fell madly in love.

For around a year, the two corresponded via letters between Brisbane, where Mrs Oehlmann lived, and Warwick, where Mr Oehlmann called home.

On this day in 1947, they married in a small church in Brisbane, with around 40 family and friends as their witness.

Mr Oehlmann's parents almost missed the ceremony due to floods.

"The floods were on at the time and my parents couldn't get over The Gap from Warwick, but they went through Heifer Creek and got there just as the wedding started," Mr Oehlmann said.

Since then, they moved to Rosehill where they raised five children, three boys and two girls and continued on to Emuvale where they owned a Jersey cow farm.

Mr and Mrs Oehlmann have spent the past 65 years living life to the fullest, travelling the world and visiting their family members who are scattered across the globe. When they retired, they moved to Warwick where they live now.

Today, Richard and Kathy, their son and daughter-in-law, are coming to celebrate their whopping 65-year anniversary.

"They are coming over and cooking tea and everything," Mrs Oehlmann said.

It's hard to believe the couple are an octogenarian and nonagenarian with their cheeky wit and completely switched-on mentality.

Both get around on wheelchairs but are completely self-sufficient aside from two hours a week where they get help from Blue care.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Oehlmann, you are an inspiration.

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