Five generations of the Boston family gather in Port Macquarie

Proud family: (back) Kim Boston, Jodie Boston, (front) Joan Boston, Rhianna Landow and Odin Rourke represent five generations of the family.

Proud family: (back) Kim Boston, Jodie Boston, (front) Joan Boston, Rhianna Landow and Odin Rourke represent five generations of the family.

FIVE generations of the Boston family have gathered for the first time and matriarch Joan Boston couldn’t be more proud.

Family was at the heart of the conversation at the intergenerational gathering.

The five generations represented were 96-year-old Joan Boston, her son Kim Boston, granddaughter Jodie Boston, great-granddaughter Rhianna Landow and great-great-grandson Odin Rourke.

“I think it is something to be proud of,” Joan said about the five generations.

Joan said she loved Port Macquarie.

“I’ve done a lot of travelling and I was always pleased to come home to Port Macquarie.

“I think it’s the greatest place in the world.”

Joan has watched her family grow.

She has 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

“It’s wonderful to be a great-great-grandmother,” she said.

Joan said family meant everything.

She remembers Port Macquarie as a quiet fishing village and has seen some dramatic changes over the decades.

“You can’t stop progress but it has lost a bit of intimacy, I suppose, but it is still a beautiful place to live,” she said.

Joan lost her husband Les eight years ago.

They had been married for 67 years.

Joan said she enjoyed her life and her family.

The 96-year-old attends bingo twice a week, solves crossword puzzles and enjoys family outings.

“I go out every chance I get,” Joan said.

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