Central Leader : November 5th 2010
10 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 5, 2010 NEWS Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's SUNDAY STAR TIMES MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 7, 2010 French fashion finally breaks the mould Vive la révolution! The life and (sexy) times of the Conchords' Kristen Schaal FANGIRL City chicks who've swapped their stilettos for gumboots RURAL DRIFT Peanuts Why the world fell in love with Charlie Brown SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. Plus Countdown to Summer! Buy Sunday Star-Times from Countdown, Woolworths and Foodtown and go in the draw to win an awesome Summer prize. ESCAPE The best of travel, food, wellbeing and entertainment. n All things bright and beautiful -- Australia's grandest gardens. n Too much, too young -- Why girls are growing up faster than ever. n The final curtain -- Bidding goodbye to Outrageous Fortune. n Rural Drift -- City chicks who've swapped their stilettos for gumboots. n Sex and Giggles -- The life of the Concords' Kristen Schaal. n French Dressing -- French Fashion finally breaks the mould. Happy memories over 106 years Fine age: Centenarian Daisy Jackson celebrates her 106th birthday next week. Photo: JASON OXENHAM True love: Daisy and Arthur on their wedding day in 1926. By SCOTT MORGAN Centenarian Daisy Jackson has plenty of fond memories to treasure as she prepares to celebrate her 106th birthday next week. The Pt Chevalier resident grew up in Epsom and says one of the happiest times in her life was travelling with her parents to the United Kingdom at just 15 years old in 1919. It was a great experience. We stopped in San Francisco for the ship to pick up supplies for the trip across to England,'' she says. I loved England and Scotland -- I remember the White Cliffs of Dover.'' The return trip home from England was even more special for Daisy when she met her future husband Arthur. He fell in love with me. He was the one that pursued me.'' The pair were married in 1926. Arthur was based in Singapore during World War Two for four years, where he was a pilot. He and a friend were the last two airmen to get out with the ground force that left Singapore with the rest of the English people because the Japanese were coming. They eventually made it through to Australia.'' After years of not knowing what was happening with her husband she received word he was on the way home. I didn't know whether he was dead or alive. Then I had a telegram to say he reached safety and would come home to New Zealand soon. I opened the front door to what I thought was an appar- ition--itwasamaninan Australian hat to keep the flies off. My husband was home.'' The couple continued living together in Epsom until Arthur died in 1958. But Daisy continued living independently until she moved into Selwyn Village in Pt Chevalier at the age of 85. Until the last couple of years Daisy would help with summer barbecues and make crafts for the village shop. While she has no family to speak of, Daisy still receives visits from family friends and the grandchildren of staff members who have taken a shine to her. I couldn't ask for more,'' she says. Celebrations for Daisy's birthday on Tuesday will be low-key with a cake and ren- dition of happy birthday at dinner time.
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