100 Years for ‘Ma Flo’

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.

Ma Flo with Governor and Mrs Capes
Ma Flo with Governor and Mrs Capes

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.

29 October 2013


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