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Resident Celebrates 106th Birthday with Party and Trip Down Memory Lane in Classic Car

A resident at a Hastings home was rightly spoiled as she celebrated her 106th birthday.

Marjorie Bartlett lives at MHA Lauriston and was treated to a day full of surprises for her 106th birthday.

The home organised an amazing bee themed birthday party for her due to her fascination for bees and there was also time for a trip to Rye, the town where she lived in her younger days.

As well as this the home organised a ‘Elvis’ tribute act who brought with him his Cadillac, so Marjorie could travel to Rye in style.

She credits her decisions to keeping bees and having a spoonful of honey on a daily basis her secret to a long life.

Marjorie spent the day with her nieces and nephews, who came to visit her and received plenty of gifts and cards.

Maddy Painter, admin manager said: “The day started with getting Marjorie ready which included her getting her hair done for the big day.

“She absolutely adores bees, so the day was themed around bees, including the birthday cake which was yellow and black.

“We set up her presents and cards in the lounge ready for her and she was greeted with a round of applause from residents.

“There was plenty of singing for her and the family were blown away by the arrangements.

“After visiting Rye, she was ready to go again but we had to carry on with the rest of the day including opening her presents.

“She is a real joy in the home, she is still very active and plays the piano and is such a lovely person to have in the home.

“She has the energy of a 20-year-old and is already planning what she wants for her next birthday!”