A long creative life celebrated this month


Invercargill woman Mollie Metzger (front, left) celebrated her 100th birthday in her own home on January 2, where she still lives, with (from left) caregiver Ivy Perriam, friends Jan Stevenson-Brown and Joyce Gilbertson, neighbours Linda and Bob Stevenson, friend Erin Jennings, nephew-in-law Robin Laing, niece Michele Metzger-Laing, and sitting alongside sister-in-law Doreen Metzger.

Family and friends described Mrs Metzger as having lived a very creative life as a dressmaker and business owner for more than 30 years, a lover of the garden and a wonderful person.

A descendant of businessmen Martin and uncle Joseph (Josef) Metzger, who moved to Invercargill about 1893, her lineage had a long history in the Southland town.

Mrs Metzger said she had lived a very active life but joked she was “not getting any younger”.

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