Bill 85 & Margaret 83, inspiring Warrigal village residents
“I had been overseas, when I came back I had itchy feet to go again and my neighbour invited me to go to a Country Ball, she promised me that I’d meet a lot of people. So I went with her and that’s how Bill and I met” says Margaret.
“The ball was in Cooma in May which was very cold. The girls would go all dressed and rugged up and when we got inside we’d strip off into our dancing gear and off we’d go!” said Margaret.
“The first time we went to the Ball, coming home at 3am we ran out of petrol and I was very embarrassed. We were seven miles out of town and all the cars were going the opposite direction. It was a mad dash to get dressed and off to work the next morning” says Bill.
The next year we went back to the Ball and we were called out into the middle of the floor where they said “Last year, this young couple, on their first date ran out of petrol, this year they’re engaged.” The next year we went back we were married!