Good things come in threes, especially birthdays
THREE close mates have celebrated their 70th birthdays together surrounded by close friends and family, some of whom travelled across the globe for the occasion.
Peter Hall, Paul Scott and Bill Glasson, were all born with four weeks of each other, and have maintained decades long friendships thanks to their similar sense of humour.
They celebrated the milestone late last month at the Mooloolaba Surf Club along with about 65 of the trio's closest friends and family.
After a health scare, Mr Glasson is on the road to recovery and said he's "very, very happy" to have made it to 70 and is looking forward to celebrating his 80th birthday alongside his two friends.
"We all enjoy each others' company and we all have coffee together every Saturday morning," he said.
"It's only for an hour, but we catch up on what we've all been doing."
During Mr Glasson's birthday speech, he thanked all the friends he'd made along the way while living on the Coast and spoke about how they were all connected in one way or another.
"Peter has alluded to the fact that we have a lot of mutual friends here tonight," he said.
"He's right, and if I may, I'd like to tell you how we are all connected."
Mr Hall and Mr Scott met while they were serving in the Navy and Mr Glasson made a name for himself on the Coast as a mover and shaker managing the old Chifley's Hotel in Alex Heads.
The three men have made a home for themselves their families here on the Coast, with Mr Glasson saying he and his wife relished in the "opportunity to raise our kids in the best region in Australia".