Myrtle Thomson turned 104 last week.
Myrtle Thomson turned 104 last week. Rob Williams

Grandmother remembers life as one big dance at 104

MYRTLE Thomson might not be able to do two of her favourite things anymore but that doesn't stop her from taking every new day with a smile on her face.

The Nowlanvil Aged Care Facility resident celebrated her 104th birthday surrounded by family earlier this month.

She recalls dancing away every Friday night in Booval, where she met her late husband James, and she shared a strong passion for lawn bowls with her spouse.

They had two sons and Myrtle now dotes over six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

It is hard for her to wipe the grin off of her face as she recalls the many happy memories of her time spent in Ipswich, where she has lived for the majority of her life.

"I suppose I'm getting a bit old," Myrtle laughed.

Read the full story at The Queensland Times


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