Couple’s love to last a lifetime
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.
HAPPY TOGETHER: Mick and May Beutel celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.