Crimond resident celebrates centenary

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A Crimond pensioner reached a milestone last week as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends.

Jessie Rennie said she was excited to have reached her centenary year, and was proud to have received the customary card from the Queen.

But despite her age, growing old hasn’t fazed her.

“I still feel as if I’m 21 years old. I don’t feel my age at all,” she said.

Her eldest daughter Chris Borchers even travelled all the way from Alberta, Canada to be there.

She said: “I normally come over in the Spring, but I made the trip esspecially for her 100th. This is the first of her birthdays that I’ve been to in decades.”

Councillor Fiona McRae delivered a bouquet of flowers on behalf of the local authority.

In high spirits, Mrs Rennie shared her secret to a long life.

“Hard work and living sober. I feel like I have many years left,” she said.

Mrs Rennie left Black Isle School at the age of 14 and worked on farms “up and down the country”.

Her husband is currently 98, so the pair are looking forward to another letter from the Queen soon.