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Theobalds celebrates her 100th birthday

Theobalds celebrates her 100th birthday

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Marie Brown Theobalds celebrated 100 years on earth in grand style on Monday, October 4, 2010. Surrounded by friends and family, Theobalds engaged in a special morning ceremony held at her home at Mount Grennan.{{more}}

The morning service included the reading of psalms, scriptures and poems and the singing of several hymns, including Marie’s favourite: ‘I must have the Saviour with me’.

When SEARCHLIGHT visited the home on Monday afternoon, Theobalds was busy eating and chatting with her friends and family members.

Theobalds’ daughter Sylvina said that her mother has no disabilities, just a fractured hip as a result of a fall at her nursing home. She also said that her mother was blind for six years, but regained her sight.

Marie briefly explained that she worked on the Sans Souci estates to ‘brush yard’ and also took water to the estates. She added that she was a driver and that she worked on arrowroot plantations.

“I feel good. I feel quite nice,” she said about turning 100 years old.

Saying that she never been married, she joked that the only ring she wears is on the little finger of her right hand, which she said she noticed upon waking up one morning, not knowing where it came from.

Marie also chatted about her children: Sylvina, Ken, Eric and Eve, and eight of her twelve siblings who are still alive. She is the eldest of thirteen children. She has eleven grand children, twenty-nine great grand children and six great great grand children.(OS)

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