The Chronicle



A FORMER Stanthorpe Border Post columnist has celebrated her 100th birthday, crediting her healthy eating and lifestyle for her longevity.

Born and bred Stanthorpe resident Enid Alma Hamilton turned 100 on September 14, celebratin­g the momentous occasion with family and friends at three separate parties.

Mrs Hamilton wrote for the Border Post for 22 years, writing a weekly In Touch column for the Thursday paper.

Her daughter, Lorene Long, said her mother would never learn to type, instead preferring to handwrite.

“Her copy to the Border Post was all in perfect handwritin­g, she didn’t make mistakes, her spelling was perfect and her grammar was always correct,” she said.

“She didn’t have to type because her writing was clear, she used to say if they didn’t want to read it they weren’t entitled to read it.”

Mrs Long said her mum had strong ethics and was a kind and generous woman.

“She was never late for her copy, she’s always been a community person and is a reliable person,” she said.

Mrs Long said her mum credited her longevity to clean, healthy living which meant eating only clean food, never smoking, never drinking alcohol and exercising regularly.

“She walked 7km everyday until she was 90 or so and only gave up driving last year at 99 years because the car broke down,” she said.

“If you ask her, that’s what she’d say, ‘The way to get to 100 is to keep breathing’.”

Mrs Hamilton has four children – Denis, Jill, Jennifer and Lorene with husband Jack, five grandchild­ren and eight great grandchild­ren.

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Pictures: Supplied Enid Hamilton over the years and celebratin­g her 100th birthday.
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