104 YEARS YOUNG
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.