Lifestyle

13 is lucky for some

Kev and Enid Peters celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.
Kev and Enid Peters celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Rob Williams

SOME recognise 13 as an unlucky number - not Kev and Enid Peters though.

The happy couple, who on Thursday marked 60 years together, have 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, while Kev was the 13th child born in his family and his mother and one of his sons were born on the 13th of the month.

With so many 13s going on amid such a happy marriage, Mr Peters seems to think the bad press is a bit unwarranted.

"We are still very much in love," a proud Mr Peters said of he and his wife.

The pair sang in the same choir when they first made eye contact in the late 1940s.

"She was the prettiest woman on Tivoli Hill and I was the envy of a lot of jokers around town," Mr Peters recalled.

"Somehow she managed to see past my big ears."

They eventually married at St John's Church, on Denmark Hill, on March 22, 1952.

Enid spent a week's wages - four pounds - on Kev's ring, while Kev paid the rest of the wedding expenses.

The couple raised three boys and three girls on a watermelon farm near the junction of the Bremer and Brisbane rivers.

"Fair dinkum - they've been such a wonderful family," Mr Peters said.

After being wiped out by hail storms in successive years, Mr and Mrs Peters moved to a house at Leichhardt about 36 years ago and have stayed there ever since.

They were immensely proud to have received letters of congratulations from the Queen, Prime Minister, the Governor General, Premier and Mayor.

Kev, 83 and Enid, 80, celebrated the special occasion with family.

Topics:  dating marriage relationships



UPDATE: Vandal caught after defacing Downs attraction

Fresh vandalism on a newly completed path in Allora has caused upset among locals.

The new pathway is part of the ongoing Allora street-scape project

What to know before going to Warwick Rodeo

IT'S ON: The Warwick Rodeo officially started today.

BE IN the right place to see celebrities and see stellar live music

Warwick woman wins prestigious award

RURAL WOMAN: Laura Babington after receiving her awards in Emerald last Friday night.

Mrs Babington took out the award at the annual conference

Local Partners

Couples reveal biggest mistakes made in bed

A NEW survey gives a very intimate look into our sex lives — and apparently, there are many simple things we can do to ruin the mood.

4 things missing from your suitcase

What technology do you really need to pack on holiday?

These items are worth their weight at check-in.

We want your help to choose the front cover

Would you like to see  world welterweight champion Jeff Horn on the cover of the new-look Weekend magazine? Vote now.

Help us choose the sports star for the new-look Weekend front cover

REVEALED: What it's like to drive the Mercedes-Benz ute

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class goes on sale in Australia from early 2018.

There will be three model grades, starting with a basic "tradie”.

Dad's shock breast cancer diagnosis: 'It's real'

AFTER SURGERY: Lismore Base Hospital patient Gregory Moss is undergoing treatment for breast cancer and wants to raise awareness about the serious condition that can be suffered by men as well as women.

"Breast cancer for men is real and men do die from it.”

World-first surgery for brave 'little champion'

Paige Humphrey in a sunflower field outside Casino.

Keep Paige in your thoughts - today is the big day

Miss Supercars' Olympic heartache

Miss Supercars 2017 winner, Darwin’s Sophie Budack (centre), with first runner-up from the Gold Coast Michaela Arnott (right) and second runner-up Nicole Hall from Brisbane. Picture: Glenn Hampson

Her wins secures a $25,000 prize package including $1000 cash