103 birthdays for Athol
Over a century of special days for a very special man
NOT many people can lay claim to a lifetime exceeding a century.
But on Friday, September 7, veteran Athol Greaves turned 103 and could do just that.
“It’s not very often we have a man floating around who is over 103 years,” Chinchilla RSL Sub-Branch president Bill Belcher remarked to a gathering of Athol’s friends and family.
Meeting over morning tea, they gathered to mark the special day and look back on an extraordinary life.
A life that began in 1915 when Athol was born in Mount Perry to father John and mother Nellie.
He and his siblings Valentine, Kevin, Joyce and Irene grew up on a vast cattle station in the Upper Burnett Region.
Although schooled by his mother Nellie, Athol could more often be found on horseback, helping with the mustering and stock work.
This life-long commitment to positivity was on full display in Athol’s eyes at the morning tea celebrations.
“I’m feeling good today,” Athol said happily as he munched on some cake.
POSITIVE: Athol Greaves, 103.