Centenarian celebrates 100th birthday with SIX generations of her family

September 26, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

A centenarian celebrated her 100th birthday with a remarkable party – featuring six generations of her family.

Retired maid Molly Robertson was joined by daughter Esther Jolly, 80, granddaughter Phyllis Thain, 62, great grandson Alex, 44, great-great-granddaughter Rachel, 20, and nine-month-old Logan Morrison, her great-great-great-grandson.

Family members flew from as far afield as Canada to join Molly at Lochbank Manor care home, in Angus, Scotland.

100-year-old Molly Roberston, (front left) with Esther Jolly (right), 80, Phyllis Thain (back middle), 62, Alex Thain (back left), 44, Rachel Thain, 20, and Logan Morrison 10 months

100-year-old Molly Roberston, (front left) with Esther Jolly (right), 80, Phyllis Thain (back middle), 62, Alex Thain (back left), 44, Rachel Thain, 20, and Logan Morrison 10 months

It is the second time all six generations have come together.

Molly, whose favourite pastime is watching Andy Murray play tennis on television, said: “It was lovely to see my family.”

Molly Robertson celebrates her 100th birthday

Molly Robertson celebrates her 100th birthday

Her daughter Esther added: “Mum was delighted to see all the generations around her on her birthday, it really meant a lot to her.

“I have never really thought about it but I suppose it is unusual to have six generations of one family.”

Scot Molly had three children – Esther, David and Ian – with flight sergeant husband Jack, who sadly died in 1972.

Baby Logan is her first great-great-great-grandchild, but she already has seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Esther said: “My mum has a great sense of humour. She keeps everyone on their toes.

“She has a really clear long-term memory, she can recall events from her childhood without any problems.

“Her greatest passion is tennis. She never played but she watches every single match Andy Murray plays, she’s his biggest fan.

“She was thrilled when he won the gold medal and the US Open. It made her day.

“There were people at her birthday that she hadn’t seen in years. She was mesmerised by everyone.

“I think that was a nice surprise for her, and she’s very proud of Logan.”

As part of her birthday celebrations Molly received a card from the Queen and the family had a bash complete with music, food and drinks.

Son David, who attended the celebration, said: “The secret to my mother’s longevity is hard work and moderation.”

Care worker at the home Donna Menmuir [corr] said: “Molly is always smiling, caring and always asks about other people.”

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