Mar­riage stands the test of time

Central and North Burnett Times - - HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE... 50+ -

MONTO cou­ple Vic and Muriel Mundt will cel­e­brate 65 years of mar­riage next week.

Their story starts in 1939 when they first met as 13-year-olds on neigh­bour­ing dairy farm­ers in the Monto dis­trict.

Then in 1942 they de­clared them­selves a cou­ple.

The coun­try was in the grip of war and they wanted to play their part in de­fend­ing the na­tion. Vic put his name down for mil­i­tary ser­vice but was de­clared med­i­cally un­fit while Muriel did re­lief­work for peo­ple in the Ban­croft – Canin­dah dis­trict.

“One fam­ily had five chil­dren to look af­ter and there was plenty of milk- ing to be done in be­tween,” Muriel said.

When the cou­ple mar­ried in 1947 they bought a dairy farm at Ban­croft and raised their three chil­dren Rod­ney, Jan and Mar­lene.

And Vic was on nearly ev­ery board ex­cept the CWA and was busy with any­thing to keep the farm run­ning.

“I was handy at ev­ery­thing, fix­ing wind­mills, sink­ing wells, any ma­chin­ery that needed fix­ing,” Vic said.

The Mundts moved to townin Monto in 2004 and are proud of their eight grand­chil­dren and five great grand­chil­dren.

They will cel­e­brate their 65th wed­ding an­niver­sary on Novem­ber 26.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

HAPPY TO­GETHER: Vic and Muriel Mundt have had 65 happy years of mar­riage.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.