Surrounded by some of her great great grandchildren, Kathleen Klein had plenty of help blowing out the candles on her 101st birthday cake last week.
Speaking with Bundaberg Now after her 100th birthday, the Bundaberg woman said she was a passionate bowler and had spent more than 50 years as a member of the Brothers Bundaberg Bowls Club.
It's a place where she has made fantastic friends and wonderful memories and attributes her bowling hobby plus her lifestyle to her longevity.
“I would say that good food and walking have helped to live this long,” she said.
“I also want to tell everyone to join a bowls club, because there is no sport that makes friendships like it, they are just wonderful.”
Last year, Kathleen's 100th birthday milestone received plenty of well wishes from those in the community.
At the time, Brothers Bowls Club President Len Farmer said that Kathleen had played an integral part in the club over the past 50 years, and was in fact a fantastic bowler.
“Kathleen is a true lady of bowls; she is always willing to give her time to anyone who needs it,” Mr Farmer said.
“As one of the founding members, she still comes down to the club to watch the rest of us despite giving up the game six years ago, which is a testament to her dedication and love for the sport.”