Black Friday lucky for some
SUPERSTITIOUS folk may take extra care today to avoid breaking mirrors or walking under ladders, while others will dismiss the notion as nothing more than irrational.
For Bob and Tiny Turner’s part, they will spend their Friday the 13th by celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
The retired couple visits Bundaberg for three months every year to escape the cool, wet and windy Victorian weather, and said Black Friday would not put a dampener on their special celebrations.
But they keep running into the number 13.
“We’re not superstitious at all,” Mrs Turner said. “We’re even staying at site 13 at Bargara Beach Caravan Park and that doesn’t worry us.”
The pair met in 1958 after a mutual friend set up a blind date.
“I was a bit apprehensive at first,” Mrs Turner said.
“The girls told me he was over 6ft tall and had a moustache, but when I saw this handsome guy who was 5ft 8ins with no moustache it was just about love at first sight.”
It was not long until Mr Turner asked for her hand in marriage.
“After he asked me if I would be engaged to him, he asked my mum,” she said.
“He said he wanted to marry me instead of getting engaged and my mum nearly fainted.”
After a short engagement they were married on Saturday, August 13, 1960.
“We were married in a little chapel at the army camp at Balcombe, Victoria,” Mrs Turner said.
The couple will celebrate with lunch today at the caravan park with fellow campers and local friends.