OUR SAY: Happy birthday to Fraser Coast's newest centenarian
IT'S so important to slow down sometimes and enjoy what life brings.
On Tuesday as I left one job and headed out to another, I was contemplating my busy day and how I would fit it all in.
All thoughts of that vanished when I met Alice Harrold and her family.
After about 40 minutes of chatting and sharing a few laughs with them, I wished I could spend more time with such caring, wonderful people.
Her wry sense of humour was very much intact when I asked her how it felt to be 100.
She said she was happy to reach the milestone - "but I haven't passed it yet" she said with a twinkle in her eye.
This morning Alice will wake up on her 36,525th day of being alive.
She's lived a long, happy life, with a her husband and six much-loved children.
Not only that, she's seen so much of Australia - she's travelled around our great nation six times and one can only imagine the stories she could share about the adventures she and her husband Jim shared.
It was such a privilege to meet Alice and her family.
I hope she has a terrific birthday, spent in the company of those she loves the most.
Happy birthday from the Chronicle, Alice.