Gra­ham cel­e­brate 100th at lo­cal TAB

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

ST JOHN’S Vil­lage res­i­dent Gra­ham Drum­mond cel­e­brated his 100th birth­day on Wed­nes­day, sur­rounded by Ho­tel Pin­sent TAB staff and close friend Bob Turner.

Gra­ham and Bob have been com­ing to the Pin­sent TAB to­gether ev­ery Satur­day for about eight years, and Gra­ham 16 years be­fore that.

“After re­tir­ing in Mel­bourne I knew I wanted to move to the coun­try and my brother had a house in Har­ri­etville, so Wan­garatta was close by,” Gra­ham said.

“I’ve en­joyed ev­ery minute of my life here.”

When asked what the se­cret is to reach­ing the age of 100, Gra­ham said there are too many to count.

“There’s that many se­crets, some be­liev­able and some un­be­liev­able,” he said.

“I think be­ing easy go­ing, al­ways out and about, and be­ing a race horse and foot­ball fan has helped.

“I’ve been very for­tu­nate to reach this age, pos­si­bly my up­bring­ing and re­li­gious be­liefs have helped along the way but that’s not the ab­so­lute.

“I’ve been mar­ried twice, and los­ing both wives over dif­fer­ent pe­ri­ods of times pulled me back to my senses, then I set­tled in and went on as usual.

“I like where I am now and this is where I’ll stay un­til I’m gone.”

PHOTO: Leah An­der­son-Byrne

THE BIG 100: Gra­ham Drum­mond (seated) cel­e­brated his 100th birth­day on Wed­nes­day at the Ho­tel Pin­sent TAB with close friend Bob Turner.

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