Love story was born in hin­ter­land town

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE - Jor­gia White jor­[email protected]­

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.

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