Humorous Clytie is 100 and cheerful
Clytie Harewood of Chelston Avenue, Culloden Road, enjoyed a double treat on reaching 100, when she received a visit not only from Acting Governor General Elliott Belgrave but also from Member of Parliament for the constituency, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.
Surrounded by the surviving eight of her nine children and other relatives and friends, a very coherent Harewood spoke of her love for travelling and of the couple of years she had spent in New Orleans with one of her sons, Rudolph Maynard.
Harewood, who sold in the market to support her family, had moved to her present home from Licorish Village over 75 years ago.
The loss of her sight does not affect Harewood’s sense of humour and she provided plenty of laughs for Belgrave and Stuart by indicating that she did not have a favourite dish as she ate “whatever they gave me”.
Harewood also said that she did not get pudding and souse too often as daughter Norma “was not getting any younger”.
Harewood, who has 36 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren, was described as a no-nonsense mother and someone who made sure that her children were fed.
So sure were neighbours that Harewood would reach the coveted century that a mural was painted on the wall opposite her home, with artist Izebo depicting two angels over a garden holding the number 100. (KB)