New Amsterdam, Berbice woman celebrates 100th Birthday – 18th Apr 2013
Viola Shaw was born on April 17, 1918 in the town of New Amsterdam, in the ancient county Berbice. For this lady, age is just a number, since she says she does not feel like 100 years old.
Most people that know her call her Aunt Vie. She might be old, but at her age she still knows what it means to do things for herself.
At the age of 23 she married and a few years later, left her husband because of his drinking problem. She never had any children of her own, but was like a mother to her nieces and nephews who looked after her.
Her friends shared with this Newscast, that it may be her kind nature that has kept her going for all these years.
This centenarian, who does not believe her time on earth is up as yet, still has a lot of energy and a bright smile to offer her family and friends.