The secret to a long life: happiness the key, says Warwick centenarian

The secret to a long life: happiness the key, says Warwick centenarian

HAPPINESS is the secret to a long life, says Warwick centenarian Matilda Mackie.

“I always say, ‘A laugh a day keeps the blues away’,” she said.

Mrs Mackie celebrated her birthday on June 14 with an afternoon tea held by neighbour Norma McBean and the weekend prior, friends and family gathered at Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club.

Relatives travelled from England, Tasmania, Queensland and Melbourne for the occasion.

Mrs Mackie said she loved being with her large family of seven children, 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren and was thankful for every day.

“I really am a very lucky lady,” she said.