Saturday, July 30, 2016

Gertrude Bowden

Screen shot 2016-07-25 at 2.17.48 PM• While you may never have heard of Gertrude Bowden, she is quite a celebrity in Bramble House, the English nursing facility she now calls home. That's because she just turned 103, and celebrated with cake, party favors, plenty of visitors, and a special libation. 

A quote from her granddaughter Susan Gillespite:
“She’s always kept herself busy with crafts and hobbies, like sewing and baking.. She’s always been a very hard worker, and if you ask her what the secret to living so long is she’ll tell you it’s a tot of whiskey a day.

"She puts it down to my grandad, but he died 31 years ago and she’s [still had a drink] every day since.”

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