Bridge club raises glasses to Ron Rooney



Glenbrook resident Ron Rooney celebrated his 99th birthday last week and decided to splash out on wine for his friends at the Franklin Bridge Club in Pukekohe to mark the day. The club in response put on a fabulous lunch last Friday.
Mr Rooney plays bridge most Fridays and stills deals a mean hand, say his fellow members. He says he thoroughly enjoys life in the Glenbrook Resthome and he says its staff and residents put on a fabulous birthday party for him on Thursday. Mr Rooney is a returned service man having spent 13 years in the British Army and six in the New Zealand Army. He came to New Zealand following WWII.

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