Life story of Victor Harbor 100-year-old Ida Hanks told in book

STORY TOLD: Victor Harbor woman Ida Hanks shares the first 100 years of her long and happy life in a new book, which she has put together with the help of her friend, Joy Beecken. Photo: Dani Brown.
STORY TOLD: Victor Harbor woman Ida Hanks shares the first 100 years of her long and happy life in a new book, which she has put together with the help of her friend, Joy Beecken. Photo: Dani Brown.

Trying to fit 100 years of memories into one small book is a huge task, but it is one that a local duo has completed and now wants to share with the community.

Ida Hanks, of Victor Harbor, has lived for nearly 101 years so far and wanted to record her life in a special way so future generations could have a glimpse of how life has evolved over that time.

“I woke up one night and thought, ‘What a good life I’ve had. I know what I’ll do – I’ll get my friend Joy to put it all down’,” Mrs Hanks said.

With the help of Joy Beecken, a book compiling some of the highs and lows of her well-lived life has been put together and printed locally to share.

“It feels great, it’s lovely to pass on my memories of our youth,” she said.

“The thing that thrills me about the book is they’ve sent it to Sydney to produce it as an audio book for the blind through the Royal Society for the blind.”

A copy is available for borrowing at the Victor Harbor Library. Anyone interested in buying a copy can contact Dani at The Times.

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