REASON TO CELEBRATE: Lorna Mary Hendley celebrates her 100th birthday.
REASON TO CELEBRATE: Lorna Mary Hendley celebrates her 100th birthday.

Looking back on a century

IT WAS the year Henry Ford introduced an assembly line for the Model T Ford, the Panama Canal was opened, a weekly grocery shop was around $4 and World War One was declared.

1914 was also the year Lorna Mary Hendley was born in Tocumual in southern NSW.

Lorna is a resident of the RFBI Coffs Harbour Masonic Village and this week she celebrated her 100th birthday with a special morning tea for family and friends.

Before retiring from the workforce Lorna worked as a nurse in Bathurst and Sydney and also spent many years working in the display department at David Jones Sydney.

She married John Hendley in April, 1938 and they had two sons, John and Keith.

Lorna is a proud grandmother of five, and great-grandmother to seven.

In her senior years she has enjoyed playing lawn bowls and croquet.

Lorna left Sydney in 2000 and has happily called the Coffs Harbour Masonic Village home for 10 years.



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