Q AND A: Winston gives the secret to a long marriage
WE ALL have our thoughts on how the world could be a better place.
We have all had different backgrounds and different journeys through this thing called life.
In this weekly feature, we ask residents of the South Burnett ten interesting questions about the highs and lows of their lives.
This week's Q and A responses come from one of Wondai's favourite sons, Winston Burrows.
1/ What is something you resent paying for?
Paying registration on my vehicles. Because I believe we are being ripped off.
2/ What is the best advice you ever received?
It comes from my wife. She is a wonderful thinker and will always give me sound advice. Normally when I have over-indulged.
3/ What do you do to relax?
I do like fishing. I am an ocean fisherman. I've got a boat at home, I don't get out as often as I'd like of course.
4/ What is one thing you would struggle to quit?
I would struggle to quit the work that I am currently doing with my backhoe. Because of my age, I love it, but I know I am going to have to quit eventually. I have been driving it for around 28 years now. I love the work. It makes me think.
5/ What do you wish you knew when you were younger?
I wish I knew what I know now and put it to better use. Enjoy your life as much as you did then, but know a little more about how life can be so much better. I had a wonderful younger life.
6/ What is the worst injury you've had and how did it happen?
I was cutting off a board on the end of a wagon and the saw slipped and sliced me across the wrist. I was only 17. Fortunately I was wearing a watch, that's what saved me.
7/ What would your friends say is your worst habit?
Being a bit rowdy at parties my wife would frown on. I've always had a loud voice. I suppose I have used it to my benefit.
8/ What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
My wife was probably the one who has done the most for me. We have been happily married for 52 years. The secret to a long marriage is to understand one another. I wouldn't say I understand women, but I do listen.
9/ If you could write a new law, what would it be?
The young people of today worry me when they walk across the roads playing with their telephones. I think they need to realise that piece of technology that they have got in the hand should be put in their pocket and used as recreation only when they get home.
10/ What do you do when you have 30 minutes free?
I like to just sit down and relax and read the local paper. It gives me a chance to free my mind and read about what is happening within our town and our district.