Ms Hilda Smith Celebrates Her 106th Birthday

October 21, 2013

Earlier today [Oct 21] Minister of Public Safety Michael Dunkley and MP Jeff Sousa stopped by the Packwood Rest Home to pay a special visit to Ms. Hilda Smith, who celebrated her 106th birthday today.

Minister Dunkley and Mr Sousa presented Ms. Smith with a flowering plant for the occasion. The two then joined Packwood Rest Home manager Nelda Smith and staff member Debbie Darrell in singing happy birthday to Ms. Smith on her very special day.


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  1. Django unchained says:


  2. Mazumbo says:

    I hope she was in a position to tell these guys what she had to endure back in de day, and see if they would be still smiling for their photo op !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Really? says:

      Nasty – can you not find your way to glory in a spirit that has made 106 without this type of comment? She probably has far more decorum that you will ever achieve.

    • John E. Thorne says:

      Go get a life!

    • Mike Hind says:

      I wonder what she would think of your racism.

    • Concerned says:

      You must be a plp member. That is why I can’t support you people anymore. Just hate, hate and more hate. The only racist is you. Both these guys try and help to build a better Bermuda through their public service and private business. What do you provide other than every time you write, it is a racial comment. Like Mr. John Thorne wrote, get a life, and perhaps you might start to be happier!!!

      • smh says:

        i dont understand what plp has to do with his stupid comment.

    • mixitup says:

      I agree

      • Mazumbo says:

        Reading the comment on Mmmm it is incredible of those events that happened but what is conspicuously not mentioned is the era she lived in.

    • Colourless says:

      There’s the familiar story about two grasshoppers that fell into a bowl of cream. One of them complained and groaned over his plight, and he sank to the bottom and drowned. The other kept singing and cheerfully kicked his feet until the cream turned to butter and he hopped away to freedom. I reckon Aunt Hilda was like the second grasshopper!

      • Mazumbo says:

        Until Lions tell their tale , the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry Charlie not everybody has the Johnny Barnes Syndrome.

  3. James says:

    Pure photo op! Hey Milk man any more guns been turned in?

  4. Sparky says:

    @Mazumbo you are so pathetic it’s funny.
    Happy Birthday Ms Smith :-)

  5. Hmmm says:

    WOW, Congratulations 106 .. incredible ! Two world wars , Titanic. Mrs Smith was Alive before anyone had managed to reach the South Pole. Hope you had a Wonderful Birthday Mrs Smith.

  6. Street Smart says:


  7. BermieGirl says:

    Amazing! Congratulations Mrs. Smith and Happy Birthday!

  8. Tiger Lily says:

    Congratulations Mrs Smith!

  9. Frances Anne Wedderburn says:

    Congratulations to Aunt Hilda Smith, who I have known all my 64yrs! She played the piano and taught Sunday School for years at Evangel Tabernacle, during the years when black people were able to flourish in their own schools and churches and own their own homes! May the Lord continue to bless her real good! Love, Frances Anne (nee Hodgson)

  10. Concerned Citizen says:

    Happy birthday Mrs Smith!

  11. Estlyn Harvey says:

    Happy Birthday Aunt Hilda – you have always been an inspiration to me always with a bright smile and encouraging words of wisdom. I am still trying to emulate you on the piano.
    Love you dearly

  12. Second says:

    Congratulations! Happy Birthday Mrs. Smith

  13. Bermale says:

    Absolutely amazing Ms. Smith!

    The changes you have witnessed over time must be astounding.

    Congrats and here is to many more!

  14. Shangri-La Durham-Thompson says:

    She is the greatest example ever. Have a wonderful year Aunt Hilda. God bless