BORN and raised in Muswellbrook Margaret “Peg” Dolahenty celebrated her 90th birthday on May 27.
And, she has been treated to a number of festive celebrations over the past month to congratulate her on reaching the milestone.
Apart from a couple of years working in Sydney, Ms Dolahenty has been living in the same house she grew up in all her life.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Peg Dolahenty during one of her birthday celebrations on Friday.
Her parents built the house when they were married, and she continued to live in it.
“I was born and bred here so I’ve got my roots here,” she said.
Ms Dolahenty had a twin sister, Patricia Lamond, and a brother David “Neville” Dolahenty.
She worked in various offices around Muswellbrook over the decades, including a time at Campbell’s Corner – which she says looks lovely now after the renovations.
She was working in general office duties at Muswellbrook Shire Council when she retired in 1989.
Ms Dolahenty said she had had a long and happy life with good friends and relations, and that she had always participated in sport.
When she no longer played golf, she picked up croquet.
While she has seen big changes in Muswellbrook since she was born, Ms Dolahenty said they are positive.
“It’s not the quiet country town I grew up in,” she said.
“But, the changes are wonderful.”
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