There were flowers, balloons, singing, poem recitals and a 7th telegramme from the Queen as NorseCare’s oldest resident celebrated her 106th birthday at Priorsmead care home in Thetford.
Linda Rumsby, who was born in Norwich 6 years before the First World War on 26th June 1908, celebrated with her 2 sons – Robin, who now lives in Wales, and Peter who lives just outside Thetford. Together, their combined ages are a staggering 270 years!
As a young woman, Linda was a nursery nurse and was a land girl during the 2nd World War. She still plays the piano and loves to sing. She received a telegram from Sir Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and was thrilled with her 7th telegramme from the Queen.
Linda says how happy she is living at Priorsmead and says her secret to long and happy life is good clean living and hard work!
Sue Brockett, manager at Priorsmead who organised a party at the home for her, said: “Linda had such a wonderful time with her friends and family. It was heart-warming to see her singing and reciting poems surrounded by her friends and family. Its been a lovely, lovely day.”