100th birthday celebration

13th Apr 2022

Black Mountain resident Beryl Dahlenburg this week marked a significant milestone, celebrating her 100th birthday.
Beryl was born at Hornsby Hospital on April 9th, 1922. She remained in Hornsby until her marriage at age 20. Her husband was in the airforce so they moved around for a number of years with his job.
They eventually settled in Temora where they raised their family and remained in the area for the next 50 years. Beryl says that she was a keen gardener and kept busy attending meetings and social occasions.
Asked the secret to her old age she simply said “I was always flat out, doing something and being busy.” Beryl enjoys good health for her age and still keeps active attending Nicholli House and associated activities with Guyra Home Support Services and regularly attends church services.
Beryl moved to the Guyra district 11 years ago and lives with her daughter Cheryl at Black Mountain. Sadly her two sons predeceased her.
This week has been extra busy with multiple celebrations to mark her 100th birthday. While she was honoured to receive congratulations from the Queen and other dignitaries, well wishes from friends and family have also been coming in thick and fast.
“Every five minutes there has been someone else calling and it has been very overwhelming,” Beryl said. “It has been amazing.”