WHEN 24-year-old George Burrows asked his partner to marry him, he never expected one day he would be celebrating his 60th wedding anniversary.
"We were engaged in January and married on the 10th of May in 1952," George's wife, Irene said.
"I didn't know it was going to turn into 60 years," George said.
The pair met in August the year before.
"I came home from Brisbane because my mother hadn't been very well and I came home to look after her, and my brother, who knew George, was going to a ball in Biloela," Irene said.
"I went along and met George. We were pretty keen on one another."
The pair's love story continued with a simple proposal.
"We were talking about it and I said, 'Well, you are going to marry me, aren't you?'" George recalled.
Irene laughed. "It was very romantic, as you can tell," she said.
George said she didn't say yes straight away. "She just sort of said, 'I don't know', but next time we met, she had made up her mind."
Irene said the couple had only one major difference over the years, involving weather.
"He likes the hot and I don't."
But nevertheless, Irene said there was no other man for her.
"He's pretty easy to get on with," Irene said.
George smiled. "She's never told me that before, he said."
The couple celebrated their anniversary by attending their granddaughter's wedding.