Ethel Buchanan, who turn 102 in April, visited youngsters at Deniliquin Kids Choice on Wednesday.CASS SAVELLIS March 28, 2014 4:25am
The youngsters at Deniliquin Kids Choice were treated to a visit by local centenarian Ethel Buchanan on Wednesday.
The 101 year-old was the special guest of her grandson, Xander, and was invited by Kids Choice staff to relay some interesting stories from throughout her century of experience.
It also doubled as an early birthday party for Mrs Buchanan, who turns 102 on April 17.
Kids Choice director Debbie McCann said it was fantastic for the children to see a 101 year-old in person.
‘‘The children were telling their parents about her when they were getting picked up,’’ she said.
‘‘Ethel told the kids about being one of 10 siblings and all kinds of other things.’’
When asked if there were any secrets to her good health, Mrs Buchanan revealed that her favourite food was honey.
‘‘I love honey and enjoy a cup of tea every day,’’ she said.
‘‘I’ve also eaten lots of vegetables throughout my life.’’
About 15 children treated Mrs Buchanan to a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday before enjoying a morning tea of fairybread together.
Mrs Buchanan plans to return to the centre closer to her birthday to share in some cake with her new friends.
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