Jean Goldsmith was born February 15th 1919 in East London in the United Kingdom. She just missed out on the great war but was bombed mercilessly in the Battle of Britain in World War 2 and has seen more trends and swings in political discourse, populism and technological upgrades than 99.5% of the worlds population. She remembers having pneumonia in the 40’s, chronic flu in the 50;s and one of her grandchildren Simonne, survived leukemia as a child in the late 60’s. Now a great great grandmother and living in Melbourne she feels more alive and healthy now than vast portions of her life before this. The key to her longevity and health success? Yoga and olive oil. She says she regularly takes part in digital yoga classes from the comfort of her town house in St Kilda where she has lived for the last 10 years since emigrating to Australia in the late 80’s from the UK. She still walks to the local shops every day and has a bet at the tab on the “gee gees” and really shows no signs of slowing down as she hit the centenary.
Jeran received her letter form the Queen of England that congratulated her on her well and long lived life thus far and there was a suggestion in the card that she should enjoy the occasion by doing something she has never done before. Jean felt only too happy to oblige and so she asked her great grandchild, Sarah to organize a surprise one off party and to include something that she had never done before and would never do again.
So what did Sarah choose? A male stripper to come to her party and to perform a centenary strip tease. Andrew at malestrippers.com.au turned up on time and was take aback by the recipient of his 5 minutes of fun.
“I wasn’t expecting Jean, I thought that the party was for a friend of Sarah who booked it but Jean was so much fun and really enjoyed the experience. It was more awkward for me than for her but when `I found out it was for her 100th birthday, I couldn’t think of charging for the occasion and so we did the routine I gave her a kiss on the cheek and wished her many more first time experiences. It was a lot of fun.
Good for you Jean. All that Yoga has paid off!