What would you want to do on your 100th birthday?
On the 8th of April the chapel at Glenview was full of worshippers for their normal Thursday service led by the Revd Ken Wills with the Revd James Collins, the Revd Lee Anderson and Marilyn King.
Ken spoke of the importance of being witnesses for Christ. The service was followed by a beautiful, sit-down morning tea put on by the Glenview staff to celebrate the 100th birthday of Em Wherrett, a founding member of the Glenview Auxiliary who worked tirelessly to support the home for many years.
It was a happy occasion with family coming from Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and Victoria. Em’s daughter, Fay, had put together two albums of family photos going back to Em’s childhood. The Mayor of Glenorchy, Adriana Taylor, challenged the older people to share their wisdom and experience with younger people.
Bishop John spoke of Em’s life of service, adventure and faith: service – hospitality and her legendary mince pies; adventure – riding on a donkey and in a donkey cart at age 93; faith – planning a year ahead that she just wanted to go to church to celebrate her 100th birthday.
Read about Em’s donkey riding adventure in the Tasmanian Anglican, February 2004.