I am going to paste this article from The Star of a woman I admired. Auntie Suzanne! I had written about how she inspired me in a few posts. So, so proud to see her featured. Wow, she owned a pistol before! I hope I can be half of her good health and fabulous skin and posture when I am her age. But I guess I won’t even live to 60 years old. LOL.
SUZANNE Lee is an accomplished, charming lady. She is an expert ballroom dancer and a good shot, and even had her own pistol when firearms were not banned. And she is 82.
Originally from Seremban, Suzanne came to live in Penang when her husband Tony, 83, a former superintendent of police, retired. Over tea â€“ a gracious affair with homemade pancakes and tea â€“ Suzanne shared her secret of her marriage to Tony, happiness and good health.
Childhood sweethearts, they have been married for more than 58 years and are looking forward to celebrating their diamond anniversary in two yearsâ€™ time.
â€œTony is a gentleman and very considerate,â€ declared Suzanne who affectionately refers to her husband as â€œDaddyâ€.
She does not believe in keeping secrets from him â€“ why complicate life? â€“ and does not interfere in his life, either. One cardinal rule she has maintained all these years in her long happy marriage is the concept of â€œgive and takeâ€.
â€œWe have been happy for so long because when one of us is angry, the other stays calm. Besides itâ€™s normal to quarrel so long as you donâ€™t go to bed angry!â€
Amid the splendour of her large cosy home filled with her collection of antiques, this mother of three is also no stranger to tragedy. Just five years ago, she buried her only son, Gordon, who died of liver cancer. He was Asiaâ€™s first haute couture model in Paris.
Read the full story (two articles) and see Auntie Suzanne’s photos here.
What I learnt from Auntie Suzanne:
- Roast Christmas turkey
- Prepare a complete Christmas meal
- Men are full of nonsence LOL
- “I forgive” and mean it
- 1.5KG dumbells (but mine is sitting, gathering dust)
- Scold people when they deserve it! I love this one
- Stay pretty
- If you don’t take care of yourself, no one will
- Beads, costume jewelleries, matching accessories, make-up
- Turn to Christ always