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West Dorset woman celebrates 103rd birthday with a party
A WEST DORSET care home resident has celebrated being 103 years young in the only way possible – with a party.
Queenie Hodge was surrounded by friends and carers at the Coneygar Lodge home where she has lived for eight years.
And a special iced cake topped with candles – although not 103 of them – was baked and enjoyed.
And for the woman who was a toddler when the First World War broke out there was a huge bouquet of flowers to mark the occasion.
Queenie, real name Gladys, thanked everyone for making her day so special.
Louise Van Dorn, manager at Coneygar Lodge, said: “Queenie is a truly amazing person and is still sharp as a tack.
She is pleasure for my team and I to care for and it's lovely to see her so happy.
"She is doing really well.
“She loves flowers so we gave her a bouquet. She enjoyed her day with friends and staff.”
Staff at the home said she will be keenly scanning the pages to see her birthday report.
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