Celebrating 100 years
03 Dec 2019
Lewisham Aged Care resident, Merle, turned 100 on Saturday, 30 November and spent last weekend celebrating her life with family and friends.
Merle also enjoyed a special morning tea at Lewisham with her daughter, Leslie, carers and employees. There was a beautiful cake, flowers and a bit of dancing to celebrate.
Merle was born in 1919 in Leichhardt, so she has been an inner west Sydney lady all her life. She worked for a local biscuit manufacturer, and at Grace Brothers as a carpet seamstress. Merle used to love driving around and her favourite car was a white Toyota Corolla. She still enjoys watching tennis and her favourite rugby league team is the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
Merle has two children, Leslie and Ross. She is blessed with two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
At Lewisham, Merle loves doing the morning exercises and counting the planes flying overhead on their way to Sydney Airport! She was very happy to receive a birthday card from the Queen and enjoyed celebrating her 100th and all the festivities. Happy birthday Merle!