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