100 reasons to smile

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Hazel Ewer celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at Ocean View in April. Still sprightly, Mrs Ewer attributes her good health to being active – she played bowls and enjoyed walking well into her eighties, and she still enjoys reading and solving cryptic crosswords. Growing up on a smallholding outside Pietermaritzburg in the 1920s, Mrs Ewer used to play cricket with her four bothers, using wooden slats from a tomato crate as the stumps. She remembers being driven to school in a horse and cart and walking barefoot in […]