104 YEARS YOUNG

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Some­thing in the wa­ter at Longview Home must be work­ing – next month res­i­dent Alice War­ren turns 104. ‘‘I didn’t think I was go­ing to live to this age. It never dawned on me that one day I would be 104,’’ she said. Time has stolen many of her mem­o­ries, but she said while the world had changed a lot, most things re­mained the same. Alice was born on March 25, 1911, in Le­ices­ter, Eng­land. She met her hus­band at a dance there and mar­ried him when she was 23. Her hus­band fought in World War II and War­ren said it was hard to be alone. ‘‘We were OK in re­gards to food and all that busi­ness be­cause my fa­ther was a gro­cer, but it was hard be­ing on my own.’’ She moved to New Zealand in 1960 with her hus­band to be near her son and his wife. ‘‘My hus­band al­ways wanted to come out to be with him. We came to see the grand­chil­dren grow up. ‘I was very homesick to begin with, but I’ve grad­u­ally grown to be a Kiwi.’’ Alice has six grand­chil­dren and two great grand­chil­dren.

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