Mollie celebrates a century in style

MOLLIE Suckling showed that she is still the life of the party during her 100th birthday celebrations in October.

Surrounded by her closest friends and family, Glenview Community Services’ most recent centurion, seated right, kicked off the week-long celebrations in style, getting glammed up for a photo shoot with her favourite people, possessions and memories.

Ms Suckling, who spent her years as a dressmaker,

donned a beautiful blue number for the occasion, which was made specifically for her 100th birthday photo shoot.

She was also surprised with an extra large “100” sign, complete with giant candles, on Glenview’s front lawns to commemorate the milestone.

On the actual day of her birthday, Ms Suckling celebrated the occasion by having afternoon tea with her family, including her son Ron, three grandsons and four great-granddaughters.

It was during this occasion that she was presented with her centenarian telegram from the Queen, an honour of which Ms Suckling said she was “very proud.”

When asked about her secrets to longevity, Ms Suckling insisted that it was merely good fortune that she had made it so far.

“I’ve lived a great life, but I lived just like everyone else,” she said.

A lifelong lover of music, Ms Suckling sang in both the school and church choirs when she was younger.

She said some of her favourite memories included the fun times she shared with the Sacred Heart school boys walking home after church on Sundays.

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