Adriane Joemat, from Grassy Park, is celebrating her 100th birthday today (Tuesday 17 September). Joemat was born in 1919 in Genadendal and has been living in Grassy Park for 64 years. She is the only sibling still alive; her five brothers and two sisters have passed. She was married to Izak Joemat for 51 years before he died in 2000. She has six children (five daughters and one son), 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She lives for her family and says she used to cook, bake, sew and tended to her garden her whole life. She boasted one of the most beautiful gardens in 1st Avenue. According to her, the recipe for her longevity is to be obedient and respectful to your parents.She added that to be successful you have to serve God and be a faithful servant. She is a regular church-goer and is still very active in the church.