Love story was born in hinterland town
A DANCE at the Peachester hall where Dorothy and Bevan Cahill first laid eyes on each other.
Fast forward 60 years from their wedding day and the pair now aged 80 and 79 years are still going strong.
Mrs Cahill said they don’t have a secret, just an everlasting love they continued to work on.
“You’ve got to be patient and you’ve got to have give and take,” she said.
“Give and take I think is the main thing.
❝You’ve got to be patient and you’ve got to have give and take. — Dorothy Cahill
“We did a lot of camping and travelling in remote places that brought us closer together in our later years.”
Mrs Cahill said their very similar upbringings were also a contributing factor to their strong bond.
“We both lived on dairy farms in the hinterland and we both used to attend local dances at the Peachester hall,” she said.
“We had a very happy retirement, we do a lot of fishing, travelling and cruising in our later years.
“We travelled around Australia – we did the Kimberly’s and Cape York.”
And their family is also a big part of their happiness.
“We have five children, two daughters and three sons, we also have seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren,” she said.
The pair have spent much of their lives in Caloundra which Mrs Cahill said they have enjoyed very much.
“We had a lot of hard times and good time like everyone does and we both worked hard,” she said.
TRUE LOVE: Dorothy and Bevan Cahill on their wedding day.