Let us all wish Lottie a happy 106th birthday
HERE'S to Lottie Hurford, at 106, still bowling them over after all these years.
Thinking of her as Gympie's oldest resident (and possibly Australia's oldest athlete), it is tempting to recall the words of one younger woman of 103 when asked some years ago for the secret of her longevity.
"Bad luck," she replied. "I'm miserable."
Not so Lottie Hurford, still cheerful and still a master of indoor bias bowls, a sport she has been playing for a long time now, since she was only in her 70s.
Lottie is an optimistic example to us all, still refusing to let life pass her by.
She has lived through the First World War, the Great Depression, the Second World War, the very early days of Australian aviation, the introduction of sound to the movies and the arrival of black and white television.