St Helena : 100 Years for St Helena's 'Ma Flo'
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 02.11.2013 (Article Archived on 16.11.2013)
To celebrate the 100th Birthday of Mrs Florence Richards - better known as ‘Ma Flo’- a tea party was hosted by His Excellency Governor and Mrs Capes on Monday 28 October at Plantation House.
To celebrate the 100th
Birthday of Mrs Florence Richards - better known as ‘Ma Flo’- a tea party was
hosted by His Excellency Governor and Mrs Capes on Monday 28 October at
Joined by her children,
grandchildren and immediate family, Ma Flo enjoyed tea and eats with warm words
from Governor Capes, who said:
‘It was a great honour for
Tamara and I to host a 100th birthday tea party at Plantation House for such a
lovely lady. Ma Flo is a very special Saint, a real treasure. Her warm
personality, combined with such a cheerful and positive outlook on life, makes
it a pleasure to be in her company. As Ma Flo told me yesterday afternoon,
having the celebration at Plantation House had special meaning for her as she
used to work here many years ago. Thank you Ma Flo for your great contribution
to St Helena and for touching so many lives through your fine example.’
To add to her special occasion, Ma
Flo was fortunate to be joined by two of her daughters who had travelled
especially from the UK and Cape Town to celebrate this occasion with their
Mother. One of Ma Flo’s sons had also visited her recently, but could not stay
on for her birthday celebrations.
The tea party was greatly
appreciated by Ma Flo and her family and all thanked the Governor and Mrs Capes
for their warm hospitality as they enjoyed the afternoon with St Helena’s
Centenarian under the St Helena flags.
Three photos accompany this
29 October 2013