Coralee Wainman as sweet as ever at 105photosvideo

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Coralee Wainman as sweet as ever at 105 | photos | video ENERGY: Mrs Wainman said she never expected to live to 100, let alone 105. She said she was especially proud to receive another birthday letter from the Queen. Picture: David Stewart
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CELEBRATION: Cutting the birthday cake. Picture: David Stewart

FAMILY: Coralee Wainman with daughter Judy Jackson. Picture: David Stewart

PRESENTATION: Residents of Alton Lodge listen as Lindl Webster takes a stroll down memory lane, and recounts significant moments in history that Mrs Wainman has lived through. Picture: David Stewart


And while she has lived through some of the most momentous events in history, her fondest memories are of her family’s milestone moments.

One of her happiest and most enduring memories was offlying to Sydney from Cooranbong in 1935 with her husband-to-be,prominent local pioneer aviator Franklyn Wainman,in Charles Kingsford Smith’s planeSouthern Cross to buy an engagement ring.

“That’s the planethat just a few years earlier had completed the world’s first trans-Pacific flightfrom California to Australia,” she said.

Pastor Kenn Duke leads birthday celebrations for Coralee WainmanMrs Jackson said her mother had lived through the advent of many life-changing inventionsand technological advances.

“The other day Mum was talking about how she and Dad would get around in a horse and buggy, and she still remembers when they got their first car, and what a big thing that was,” she said.

The Wainmanswere the proprietors of the landmark Wainman’s Garage, in Cooranbong, for 30 years, before Mr Wainman’s death in 1971.

Prior to settling in Cooranbong, Mrs Wainman worked for a time at David Jones, in Sydney, where she added the finishing touches to the hats before they were put on display for sale.

Last year, at her 104thbirthday, Mrs Wainman told the Lakes Mail how “lots of sugar, salt andchocolate, Weet-Bix for breakfast, and no exercise whatsoever” had been the unlikely cornerstones of her longevity.

“I never thought that I’d make it to 100,” she said on Monday. “But you never know…”

Congratulatory letters from the Queen and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have arrived for Mrs Wainman.

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