Holiday walks lead to a larrikin's wedding
By ZOE SINCLAIRzoe@gladstoneobserver.com.au
WHAT started as a holiday friendship more than four years ago was sealed with a lifetime commitment at Tannum Sands Surf Lifesaving Club yesterday.
It was just another trip to her local Boyne Tannum Bowls Club for Pamela Bagg when she met Keith Anderson on his annual caravan holiday to Gladstone.
Twelve months later the couple (pictured above) met again on the bowling green.
Keith was a self-confessed 'ratbag' but it was Pam who made the first move, leaving a note for Keith to join her on a walk.
Romance in the air, 71-year-old Pam said 'somehow you just know'.
On his next holiday Keith made his move, about two years after they first met, he swept her back to Victoria in his caravan.
They were engaged soon after and although Pam said her family was horrified, they soon warmed to the larrikin 75 year old.
Returning the year after, the regular Victorian caravan park visitors were pushing them to set a date.
'We just love walking together, doing things together and being together,' Pam said.
'We wanted the wedding to be relaxed and thought it should be here, by the beach.'
Although he wouldn't say it out loud, Keith was smitten.
'I thought she was lovely,' Keith said.
The pair were married at Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club early yesterday afternoon with 50 of their caravan park friends and family present.