May Cuthbertson celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday
with a family afternoon tea at Ross Home and Hospital.
Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
The secret of a long life is ''being pleasant to
everybody'', says May Cuthbertson, who turned 100 on Saturday.
Mrs Cuthbertson celebrated the day with a family afternoon
tea at Ross Home and Hospital in Dunedin.
Her ''baby'' sister, Joyce Johnson, said Mrs Cuthbertson (nee
Connor) had been a ''good churchgoing woman''.
''She's a good Christian, and I don't say that lightly,'' Mrs
Mrs Johnson said the guests, who came from as far as Perth,
had a wonderful time at the afternoon tea.
Mrs Cuthbertson, who only went into care a couple of years
ago, was one of eight children, and had lived her whole life
Mrs Cuthbertson's daughter, Denise Downes, of Dunedin , said
her mother was a ''wonderful woman'' who was a skilled
embroiderer and was in the church choir.
She had three children, seven grandchildren, and four