‘I was born in 1914 and started a war!’ says Larne woman ahead of 106th birthday
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Jean McCullough was born in 1914, the year World War 1 commenced and four years before the outbreak of Spanish flu.
Ahead of her big birthday this Sunday (November 29), celebrations - in keeping with public health guidelines - have already commenced.
Jean lives in her own home but once a week attends the Northern Trust’s Gloucester Park Day Centre in the Co Antrim town where staff were delighted to mark her birthday, on Wednesday.
When asked for a comment on the milestone, Jean quipped: “I was born in 1914 and started a war!”
She adds she has no bad habits, never smoked or had a drink and puts this down as her secret to long life.
Staff described Jean as an “amazing lady”.
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