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【布里斯本最长寿的居民庆祝109岁生日】 Queensland's oldest resident Evelyn Vigor celebrates her 109th birthday  

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昆州最长寿的居民Evelyn Vigor 在布里斯班一家养老院内以下午茶庆祝她的109岁生日。

Vigor太太1906年出生于布里斯班西南的Laidley,早产六周。家中共有9个孩子,她是长女。

她的外孙女Amanda Schultz说家里人当时以为Evelyn活不下来。

“医生来家里接生,把她裹在脱脂棉里,放在一个盒子里,然后对她父母说- 祈祷吧”, 她说。

【布里斯本最长寿的居民庆祝109岁生日】 Queenslands oldest resident Evelyn Vigor celebrates her 109th birthday - 坐看落花 - 我的似水流年

 

 

Vigor太太的家人相信她的战斗精神也是她至今仍然健在的原因之一。

Janet Caitens说她的外祖母近年来两次臀部骨折并罹患了乳癌。

“但是外婆自认她一定会痊愈的,这是她的典型性格”。

“她做一切必须的事情,比如锻炼以及健康饮食,并遵医嘱”。

她与周围的人相处的和谐愉快,没有痛苦,很健康,很满足。

婚前,当时名为Evelyn Davidson的她曾是骑马冠军以及裁缝。

1931年的结婚照

【布里斯本最长寿的居民庆祝109岁生日】 Queenslands oldest resident Evelyn Vigor celebrates her 109th birthday - 坐看落花 - 我的似水流年

 

她于1931年嫁给她已故的丈夫James Vigor,他们住在布里斯班西北Kingaroy附近的一个农场上。这对夫妇有3个孩子。她在农场过着健康的生活,经常骑马和运动,大概二十年左右。

Vigor太太不仅比丈夫多活了50年,还比她的3个孩子以及7个兄弟姐妹都活得长.唯一的例外是她的弟弟Walter Davidson,今天正好100岁。

 

Evelyn 和James Vigor 在70年代

【布里斯本最长寿的居民庆祝109岁生日】 Queenslands oldest resident Evelyn Vigor celebrates her 109th birthday - 坐看落花 - 我的似水流年

 


这对姐弟有几乎10年没见面了因为Davidson住在Hervey Bay,布里斯班以北300公里,双方都行动不便。

他们通过Skype交换了生日祝福。

这对姐弟还和Vigor太太唯一的外孙,39岁的Jason Tilse同一天生日。

Vigor太太无法解释她的长寿,但是相信她的基督教信仰,经常运动以及给自己减压都很重要。

她认为把自己交给主,放下包袱就会没事的。

而且她一直对政治保持兴趣,她是昆士兰最年长的投票者。

 

http://www.oursteps.com.au/bbs/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1002258&extra=page%3D1

 

 

Queensland's oldest resident Evelyn Vigor celebrates her 109th birthday

 

Queensland's oldest resident Evelyn Vigor has celebrated her 109th birthday in Brisbane with high tea at her aged care home.

Mrs Vigor was born six weeks premature in Laidley, south-west of Brisbane, in 1906 - the eldest of nine children in the family.

 


I'm having a wild one - I don't know about anybody else.

Her granddaughter, Amanda Schultz, said she was not expected to survive.

"The doctor came to the home for the delivery, he wrapped her in cottonwool, put her in a box and said to her parents - hope for the best," she said.

Mrs Vigor's family believed her fighting spirit was part of the reason she was still alive and well.

Janet Caitens said her grandmother had survived two broken hips and breast cancer in recent years.

"It's very typical of granny to just decide for herself that she was going to recover from that," Ms Caitens said.

"The thing is she did what she needed to do, so the exercises and eating well and being very compliant with the requests of the medical staff as well.

"I have been asked why would you want to live that long.

"There is no reason for her not to want to be here because her relationships with other people are peaceful and happy and she's well - she has no pain, she's really healthy and very content."

Before she was married, Evelyn Davidson was a horse riding champion and seamstress.

Evelyn Vigor and her husband James on their wedding day in 1931.

She married her late husband, James Vigor, in 1931 and they lived on a farm near Kingaroy, north-west of Brisbane. The couple had three children.

"I lived a healthy life on a farm for a long time - 20 years or so," Mrs Vigor said.

"I did a lot of riding and exercise - that probably helps to give you a healthy body."

Mrs Vigor not only outlived her husband of 50 years, but also her three children and seven siblings except one, Walter Davidson, who turned 100 years old today.

"I just wanted to see him get to 100, so it's worked out nicely for me," Mrs Vigor said.

Evelyn and James Vigor in the 1970s

The siblings had not seen one another for nearly a decade because Mr Davidson lives in Hervey Bay, nearly 300 kilometres north of Brisbane, and both have mobility issues.

They exchanged birthday wishes via Skype.

"I'm having a wild one - I don't know about anybody else," Mrs Vigor joked.


The siblings also shared their birthdays with Mrs Vigor's only grandson, Jason Tilse, who turned 39.

"It's an honour I suppose in a way that I'm born on the same day as my grandmother, and everyone celebrating this on the same day is quite special," Mr Tilse said.

"But I get missed out sometimes - on her 100th birthday, my birthday got forgotten."

Mrs Vigor could not explain her longevity but believed her Christian faith, regular exercise and reducing stress were important.

"If they leave it to the Lord, they'll be all right," she said.

Queensland's oldest voter

There was one aspect of life Mrs Vigor has never left to chance: politics.

 
"We were brought up to believe that our vote is something special and we always voted," she said.

Mrs Vigor said she would vote at the Queensland election on January 31 the same way she has for 88 years.

"I have always been a Liberal voter," she said.

Her local MP, Tim Nicholls, said he appreciated her life-long commitment to the party.

"Hopefully during this campaign I'll get the opportunity to visit Evelyn and thank her personally for her support," Mr Nicholls said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-09/queensland-oldest-resident-evelyn-vigor-celebrates-109-birthday/6009426

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