February 1, 2017
The last word
A shared microscope in a high-school biology class was all that was needed for Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson, to fall in love. After a first date on Anzac Day, five years of courting and a one-day engagement, Mark and Lorrell have spent the past 36 years happily married and consider family to be their greatest achievement. The high school sweethearts stopped by for The Last Word to offer their tips on love and life.
We first met… at school. We were in year 11 at Hervey Bay High School in 1975.
We were engaged… the night before we got married, 5 December, 1980 in Hervey Bay.
I knew Lorrell was the one when… we shared a microscope in biology class.
I knew Mark was the one when… I saw how competitive and determined he was!
Our first date was… 25 April, 1975, when we went for a night out in Pialba.
We’ve been married for… 36 years.
Mark’s most annoying habit is… leaving spoons in the sink!
Lorrell’s most annoying habit is… writing me notes about things I’ve forgotten to do.
Our best relationship advice is… to share things.
Our greatest achievement as a couple is… our marriage and our family.