Agnes and her many stories
AGNES Mary Cook has lived through two world wars, once witnessed a plane crash on her farm in Biggenden and survived a cyclone in 1917.
Mrs Cook, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, said she has enough stories to fill a paper.
“You wouldn’t have enough pages for the stories I could tell,” she joked.
During her 100 years, Mrs Cook has seen many parts of Australia.
Mrs Cook was born in Maryborough in 1914 and returned to the area 25 years ago.
While she spends much of her time doing needlework, Mrs Cook will celebrate her birthday among friends and family which include her four children, 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs Cook said the key to a long life is not to drink or smoke and to live a natural, innocent life like they did in the old days.
“I remember my grandmother used to say, ‘I don’t know what the young generation are coming to’,” she said.
“Now I find I’m saying the same thing.”
CENTURY ON: Agnes Mary Cook celebrates her 100th birthday. Pictured with a photo of herself when she was eight months old.