Proud Matriarch of Five Generations Enjoys 101 Years; Mrs Carrington Loves Her Football, Jelly Beans and Busy Social Life

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Proud Matriarch of Five Generations Enjoys 101 Years; Mrs Carrington Loves Her Football, Jelly Beans and Busy Social Life


WHAT present do you get a person who's turned 101? For Jean Carrington it was jelly beans.

Apart from her busy social life at Good Shepherd Lodge and her family, Mrs Carrington has two pleasures in life Co jelly beans and football.

Unfortunately, the boys from the Cowboys and Broncos were taking a break so Mrs Carrington had to be content with the giant bottle filled with jelly beans.

Mrs Carrington, nee Daniels, was born at home at Belvue, Gindie on December 1, 1910. She was the fifth child in a family of 12 Co five boys and seven girls.

C[pounds sterling]There was always music in the house; my mother was a wonderful singer,C[yen] she said.

On March 2, 1932, Miss Daniels married Oswald Carrington in the family home and the couple set up home at Comet, near Emerald, where the couple operated a small mixed business and store.

Mrs Carrington was a keen member of the CWA and held various committee positions in the organisation through the years.

She was particularly proud of what the women did towards the World War II war effort.

C[pounds sterling]We made a lot of comfort packs to help out the boys,C[yen] Mrs Carrington said.

Mrs Carrington's daughter, Donna Rosel, said her parents were staunch members of the community. …

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