Visits from her son every two to three days always puts a smile on Jean Fitzpatrick's face, and with her son and daughter in law visiting for Mother's Day, she is very excited.
Jean is one of the ladies who resides at Three Tree Lodge and, despite being 98, still loves to have a laugh with the other residents.
Chatting with Jean at her knitting group, which she attends despite not actually joining in the knitting, she spoke fondly about what her mother taught her.
"You are never too old to learn something, and I do a lot of thinking these days because I am losing my eyesight," she said.
"My legs and my brain are all right, it's just the eyes."
When asked about what she loved about being a mum, she became quiet.
"Just being a mum, it's been rough, I lost my daughter in a car accident when she was 17, she would be 74 this year," she said.
Jean said the love she received from her son and his partner meant a lot to her.
"They visit all the time, the only time they don't is when they're out bowling," she laughed.
Jean said another thing she loved about being a mum was the accolades for her cooking, for which her granddaughter apparently had high praise.
"She would be 40 now but she used to say she loved Nan's Sunday dinner, so that's what I'm known for, my baked dinners," she said.
Jean said she planned on having a quiet Mother's Day this year with her son.
On Friday, May 10 the ladies from the Lithgow Quota club delivered some Mother's Day presents to the ladies at Three Tree Lodge.
They have been making the rounds to all the ladies in nursing homes in the Lithgow and Portland area.
The package included hand and body creams, chocolate, tissues and more.
"Last year we did Father's Day and delivered to 55 males so we thought we better do Mother's Day as well," Lithgow Quota's Karen Brown said.
"We are delivering 110 presents to the women in time for Mother's Day."
The ladies were also gifted with a lavender smelling pouch from the VIEW Club.
"We are spoilt," Jean said.
"The community is wonderful, they are very good to you here."
Three Tree is also hosting a raffle for Mothers day, with first prize being a cake that one of the male staff members baked.
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