“I Feel Better now Than I did When I Used to go out Dancing” Says 100-year-old Daphne
“Very lucky” Daphne Ford celebrated her very special 100th birthday at Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore, on Tuesday 8th June.
Growing up in East London, Daphne carved out a career for herself as a dressmaker, she also worked as a carer for 10 years, later in her career. She married her husband, Charley and though the pair never had children, Daphne is close to her nieces.
With the relaxing of restrictions meaning her nieces could join her special celebration, Daphne was delighted to be able to enjoy her big day with her family after such a difficult year.
Decorated with balloons and bunting, staff put on a delicious afternoon tea treat in the tea room for the special occasion, complete with fresh cakes, scones and sandwiches as well as a beautiful birthday cake adorned with bright and colourful flowers. Alongside her cuppa, Daphne also celebrated with a Snowball, her favourite tipple.
Amongst her many gifts and cards, Daphne also received some rather special post from Buckingham Palace, her card from the Queen, which was a particular highlight and a commemorative symbol of her achievement for reaching 100.
When asked how she felt about turning 100, Daphne said: “I feel better now than I did when I used to go out dancing, though I do miss my Charley. But I am glad to have my family and friends around me, I feel so very lucky.”