by JENNY MONROE
Major with family and in particular
young Katie Connor to her left who is
100 years younger! US4107409PM Pic by
KEEPING fit is what a Dunmurry woman believes
has helped her make it to the grand old age of 100.
As she celebrated her special birthday this
week, Margaret Major, a resident at Ashley Lodge Nursing Home,
part of the Trinity Housing Association, attributed her long
life to walking a lot and playing games.
Asked why she thought she has lived a long
life Margaret said: "Walking is your answer. Being employed in
Linenhall Street and living in Springfield I walked up and down
the Grosvenor Road four times daily.
"My first game was hockey. I joined the old
Harmony Club - we played at Ligoneil. Our changing room was a
potato shed. Although I enjoyed hockey I don't remember scoring
any goals so we decided to try golf. I enjoyed it very much and
walked into Bangor ti the course at Conlig.
"I also played tennis but at that time the
racquets were very heavy so I wasn't very successful. Then came
along badminton - yes this suited me down to the ground and I
actually got a prize."
Margaret's final piece of advice is: "So get
walking and play some games and like me you will attain your
Caroline Overend, Scheme Coordinator at
Ashley Lodge said: "Margaret is such an inspiration and everyone
loves her. She still goes on our bus runs and joins in on all
activities. She even plays the piano in the common room for the