Lifestyle

Arlie Robson 100 years old, says bananas are the secret

100 year old Arlie Robson with her wedding veil.
100 year old Arlie Robson with her wedding veil. John Gass

SHE'S 100 years young, but Arlie Robson said she doesn't feel it.

And if you are wondering how she made it to triple figures the answer might surprise you: bananas.

Born in Lismore, she was raised around Mt Burrell, among the banana plantations and developed a love of eating bananas at a young age.

"I have a banana sandwich every day," she said.

Mrs Robson still has her wedding veil from 1936, when she married her "good Englishman."

His name was John, but he was nicknamed "Jock" and he was a headmaster at Uki for 27 years.

Sadly, he died one year before their 60th wedding anniversary.

And I'm backing Queensland in the State Origin...And I'll stick with the Cowboys till I go.

So the massive veil has special significance for Mrs Robson.

She may not be as spritely on her feet, but she still barracks for the Broncos and the Cowboys, despite being a NSW girl.

"And I'm backing Queensland in the State of Origin," she said.

"And I'll stick with the Cowboys till I go."

She has outlived nearly everyone in her wedding party, including the bridesmaids.

"I managed to kill off all the men," she laughed.

Mrs Robson will celebrate her 100th birthday this coming Saturday at home, when she'll show off her letter from the Queen.

"She's invited all her friends that haven't fallen off their perches yet," her son Lloyd Robson said.

Topics:  centenarian, mt burrell




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

VIDEO: Berserker man, 49, charged after four-hour siege

Man charged with serious assault of a police officer, making threats

Suspected drink driver crashes car on Yeppoon Rd

No Caption

The driver was not believed to have been injured

Drunken fight between sisters lands 19-year-old in court

No Caption

Woman fined $800 and banned from a Rockhampton nightclub for a year

Latest deals and offers

Berserker siege

Siege situation at Berserker. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

Berserker siege

The 75 Baralaba Families Action Committee spokesperson Conrad Russo

The 75 Baralaba Families Action Committee spokesperson Conrad Russo

The 75 Baralaba Families Action Committee spokesperson Conrad Russo talks about the...

Man barricaded in house in Berserker

A man has barricaded himself in a house in Berserker and has threatened to burn...

Real estate agent says new developments push area forward

ON THE UPSIDE: Shae O’Reilly says the Capricorn Coast and the wider region has plenty of projects going on while we wait for an outcome on Great Keppel Island.

"sentiment can’t hang its hat on one setback for one project"

Real estate reveals Rocky's rising suburbs

Pat O'Driscoll Real Estate sales consultant Talitha Dodson Photo: Contributed

Talitha Dodson says it’s not all doom and gloom

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.