Ron Smith Care Centre resident turns 102

Betty Haughton, a resident at Ron Smith Care Centre, celebrated her birthday on April 19.

When Betty (102) was born, World War I was raging, and stainless steel had just been invented as a way of improving the quality of gun barrels. Movies were to remain silent for another 11 years, when the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, was screened.

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The management and staff of the care centre presented her with a bouquet of flowers and a special card.

Born in Britain, Betty lived in South Africa for most of her adult life. She was a keen lawn bowls and bridge player and worked for many years as secretary of Linksfield Primary School.

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Buli Sonqishe

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