Jo Allan is 100 years old and has 12 children, 37 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She lives in Middlesbrough, Britain and is considered one of the oldest residents in the United Kingdom, and among the thousands of workers who worked in an munitions factory during World War II, and her mission was At the time of checking the validity of the bullets, she celebrated her 100th birthday at a small family gathering in the presence of the Mayor of Middlesbrough Andy Preston, who presented her with a certificate of appreciation to thank her for her contribution to the war, according to the British newspaper “Daily Mail” website.
When asked about the secret to longevity, she said, “There is no secret, but I think it’s important to have a happy frame of mind and live without worry.”
Jo had hoped to celebrate her birthday with all her family members, but canceled her celebration due to fear of the spread of the new Corona virus infection, and she received a birthday card from the Queen of Britain in addition to cards and video messages from her family members from as far away as Canada, the United States of America and Australia.
At the age of 12, Joe married her husband, Dave, with whom she lived for 61 years before his death in 2005 at the age of 82, and they had 12 sons, including 8 daughters. Her eldest son is 77 years old, while her youngest grandson is only five months old.
Jo has asked her friends and family to donate to the charity of the Stroke Unit at James Cook University Hospital, rather than buying her gifts, and they have donated £1,500 so far.
The 100-year-old grandmother is in good health, but she has been bored since the spread of the Corona virus, which prevented her from spending her weekend.
The novelty between the past and the present
Grandma during her birthday celebration
Grandma with her children and grandchildren
Another picture of Grandma