The 100 / #101: Margueritte De Gryse - D'Hondt

#101 Margueritte De Gryse - D'Hondt Bruges, Brussels

About Margueritte

Tell us a little bit about yourself
Hi, I’m Margueritte, 101 years old and still living on my own. I live in Bruges Belgium and I have been living there most part of my life. I’ve been married, but my husband past away more than 30 years ago.
Most days I spend home, reading and watching T.V.. Sometimes friends come over to pick me up to get a coffee in the city.

What one thing are you most proud of in your 101 years?
My children. You are young and you get married. Then you get pregnant and the joy of bringing up and being proud of your children, is the most beautiful feeling I had.

What advice would you give to your 10 year old self?
- Respect your elder, they raised you
- Work hard at school, because knowledge is important later in life
- Take care of all live.

What one thing have you seen in your 101 years that has most significantly changed the world?
The landing on the moon
The rise of television and radio

If you could have taken a photograph of anything in your life, what would you have liked to have captured?
My wedding photo
The first time I saw the sea

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