Centenarian wants face on stamp
Centenarian Millicent Williams has one birthday wish – to see her face on an official postal stamp of Barbados.
Williams’ youngest daughter Craseta made her hopes known yesterday as they celebrated her 106th birthday.
“People always call and ask if she’s on the stamps, but I always have to say no. So that would be nice to see her on the stamps,” Craseta said at her mum’s Rockhampton Road, Grazettes, St Michael home.
In 2016, the Barbados Postal Service issued a limited edition collection highlighting numerous centenarians. It sold out.
And earlier this year, they released a 27-piece tribute to centenarians and super centenarians many of whom have contributed on a national level.
Williams, who originated from Mahaica Gap, Green Hill, is a mother of eight, “plenty” grandchidren and great-grandchildren.
When asked how she felt to reach such a milestone, she replied, “I feel good. Much better than yesterday.”
Her daughter and caretaker Renell Callender said while she dislikes rice, she enjoys cake, ground provisions, ham and cou cou.
They said she has her good days and bad days after falling and injuring a hip a few years ago.
Millicent Williams was all smiles yesterday as she celebrated her 106th birthday.