Best friends for nine decades
saw a radio at the age of 6.
She says her mother took her to the town hall where a single radio was set up on the stage.
‘‘They turned it on and this music came out – it was amazing,’’ she says.
Mrs Howe has made a point of staying up with technology, using email to keep in touch with her grandchildren overseas. and they have around.
But being separated has never worried them in the past.
Mrs McIntyre says it is the simple things they now look forward to.
‘‘Just seeing each other – that’s enough,’’ Mrs McIntyre says.
‘‘It’s a real bonus,’’ Mrs Howe adds.
Inseparable: Jean Howe, left, and Edna McIntyre first met at when they were five years old and have remained friends for 92 years.
Memories: Edna McIntyre and Jean Howe reflect on pictures of themselves together as children.
Happy day: Jean Howe, left, was Edna McIntyre’s bridesmaid when she married Charles.