Cou­ple’s love to last a life­time

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A 65-YEAR-old wed­ding song still plays loud and clear in the ears of Mick and May Beu­tel.

“Mick has al­ways been the love of my life,” May said.

“I have al­ways been a farmer’s wife and I have en­joyed my life with Mick.

“There is noth­ing I would like to change.”

Mick and May were born, raised and later mar­ried in Mun­dub­bera.

Their par­ents were both pi­o­neers of the town; Mick came from good Ger­man stock and May’s mum and dad were Welsh and English early set­tlers.

They have five chil­dren, 11 grand­chil­dren and 11 great-grand­chil­dren.

“We have done our bit for the Aus­tralian pop­u­la­tion,” Mick said.

“We have al­ways been to­gether through some pretty hard times and some bloody good times and we al­ways will be.”

On Au­gust 6, 1949, May and Mick mar­ried in the Methodist Church and moved to their new home, a dairy farm in Cooranga.

For three years they worked the prop­erty, milk­ing cows and grow­ing vegeta­bles in their large gar­den. May and Mick said the fact they have al­ways had each other has got them to where they are to­day.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

HAPPY TO­GETHER: Mick and May Beu­tel cel­e­brate their 65th wed­ding an­niver­sary.

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