SAFETY Beach resident Phyllis Maggs was at the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s monthly lunch at Rosebud Hotel last Thursday but it was a special day – a celebration of her 100th birthday, which was last Sunday.
Phyllis was born in Ascot Vale on 5 April 1915. She married in 1939 and she and her husband, a compositor at The Argus, had three children.
After her children were launched, Phyllis ran a Melbourne timber business that saw her make regular trips to Tasmania to pick out timber.
She later went into partnership with a friend and ran a pineapple plantation, Phyllis making many trips to the plantation near Gladstone, Queensland. Phyllis lives with her daughter Margaret and son-in-law Bob in Safety Beach.
Picture: Gary Sissons