Cen­te­nar­ian wants face on stamp

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - News -

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.

(Pic­tures by Len­nox Devon­ish.)

Mil­li­cent Wil­liams was all smiles yes­ter­day as she cel­e­brated her 106th birth­day.

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