Edith celebrates 102nd birthday
In 1950, Bert purchased a property on the Goulburn River at Mitchelstown where he and Neil farmed sheep and cattle, lucerne and grain crops.
Heather was two years old when the family moved to Mitchelstown and Bob was born in 1953.
The children rode push bikes three miles to the Tabilk State School.
In 1966 the farm was sold to Ross Shelmerdene and Lady Marigold (nee Myer)to become Mitchelton Winery.
Edie and Bert retired to a home in River Street on Lake Nagambie.
In 1970 they enjoyed a world trip together.
Sadly, Bert passed away in 1993 and Edie stayed in her home managing very well with daily visits and care by her family until a couple of years ago.
She now lives with her daughter Lorraine and her husband Jim Webster.
At 102 years of age Edith enjoys quieter life, seeing her family and friends and enjoys seeing the beauty of nature around her, and loves being in a garden.
Her daughter Heather came over from Perth for her 102nd birthday and looked after Edie for a few weeks while Lorraine and Jim had a break.
Heather and her sister Val, and Edie’s sister Nola (90 on Australia day) had an enjoyable time at a party lunch at the Royal Mail Hotel.
Heather made the cake, a replica recipe of delicious lemon cake that Prince Harry and Meghan had for their wedding.
Edie said the folk at the Royal Mail Hotel were very kind to her and the family on her special day and thanked them all for making her 102nd birthday a happy one and to all who sent her flowers, cards, and best wishes.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Nagambie’s oldest citizen, Edith Perry, celebrates her 102nd birthday with daughters Val and Heather and her sister Nola.