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TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY

TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY



MAKE YOUR THIRD AGE
YOUR BEST AGE


IT MAY BE YOUR LONGEST


Mim Egan

Our oldest student, Mim Egan, turned 100 on October 4th, 2014. Born at the beginning of the Great War in the reign of King George V, she has seen a century of change and gained a 100 years of wisdom. She has seen 27 Prime Ministers come and go, ditto 21 Governor Generals. Her weekly stories at the Writing Group, of which she has been an active member for 18 years, shine a light on twentieth century social history.

Married at the beginning of WWII, she experienced the life of a young mother with a husband in service overseas. Her humorous accounts of journeys in an aging Riley motor car in post war Australia are in contrast to her poignant tales of the trials and tribulations of setting up family life in the rapidly growing suburbs with a returned serviceman husband. In the 21st of October, Bruce Bourke, president of U3A Box Hill, presented Mim with a certificate of achievement and a birthday cake. All present toasted Mim’s health wishing her many happy returns and future happiness.



Links to Mim's stories...

Life
The girl from Croatia
Holidays


U3A Box Hill celebrates second centenarian still attending classes

We breed long stayers at Box Hill. In January this year we celebrated a second 100th birthday. George Watson still attends French class as does his daughter. Here he is seen with foundation member Lyn Akeroyd celebrating with class members and tutor Francoise Garnier. In 2014 we celebrated the 100th birthday of Mim Egan who still was a regular attendee at Writing class. Have any other U3As a centenarian on their class lists? Or is George the oldest U3A class member in the country / the world?