It’s 100 up for Una!
Sun, September 23, 2012 - 12:05 AM
Centenarian Una Carter would not be roused from her slumber yesterday, even though Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave paid her a visit on her birthday.
As relatives, friends and well-wishers gathered at Cave’s Nursing Home in Brittons Hill, St Michael for a birthday thanksgiving celebration, the woman of the moment barely broke her rest to say good morning to Sir Elliott, after much prodding.
Carter, who has spent the past two years at the nursing facility, had lived in Cane Vale, Christ Church. She was described by friends and relatives as a very quiet woman.
Carter, who was a housewife was said by her nephew Duncan Chase to have lived a very active life, assisting his mother with the raising of her nine children.
Chase said that when her parents went to the United States to live she kept close to his mother, her younger sister Hertha Chase.
He said that when his mother passed away in 1976, it was his aunt, Una, whom he then saw as his mother.
“I always heard that I was her favourite and she would have saved me from the strap on numerous occasions. I love her. We were always very close and we continue to be close,” he said.
Matron of the nursing facility, Brenda Hall, said that while does not move around all her senses are intact.
Hall added that Carter had a hearty appetite and would eat everything but had a liking for coconut bread.
Hall said that Carter did not like to be disturbed so they try to cluster all of her activities together.
“She does not like noise and is quiet but would talk sometimes,” Hall said of the centenarian. (LK)
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