Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

70 Years Together for Keith and Amy

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

70 Years Together for Keith and Amy

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Byline: Nicole Fuge

KEITH Rahilly was fond of his bachelor lifestyle ... until he laid eyes on his future wife.

Keith met Amy in 1943 in Melbourne when her father, his colleague, invited him over to have a look at some drafting sketches.

"As soon as I saw her, I fell in love with her," he said.

"I was quite happy with my bachelorhood, but I thought, a[approximately]She's for me'."

But 20-year-old Amy joked she didn't want an "old fogey" like Keith, who was 29.

"But I came home and I met him. He was a very reserved man," she recalled.

As the family did not have a phone in those days, Keith sent a message with Amy's father to invite her on a double picnic date.

"I took her out a few times and I won her heart," he said.

However, his proposal took Amy by surprise, pleasantly. "I knew I loved him, but I didn't know that he loved me as much as I loved him," she said. …

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