Blowing candles for 105th birthday as one of the oldest women alive, Brenda Osborne said she is disappointed that the Queen didn’t come to her birthday.
Making the headlines for her elite humor and quality health even at such age, Brenda is a retired war-time nurse who only took one day off due to sickness in her 33 years long career.
Brenda hails from Mansfield, Nottingham and spent 93 years of her life in her childhood home, before moving to a nursing home last year.
She started her professional career as a nurse in 1940 in Victoria Hospital, where she treated wounds of Dunkirk veterans. She was elevated to the position of assistant nurse in 1946 and then a senior nurse in the year 1953.
She now resides in Brookholme Croft Nursing Home in Hasland. The nursing home did an amazing job at throwing her a party, where she toasted her 105 with her loved ones.
On being asked how she maintained such good health and composure, Brenda revealed her secret saying the secret to her long-life is avoiding men. She says that ‘they aren’t worth the hassle’
“I would put my good health down to hard work and avoiding men” – Brenda said.
She further added that one should interact with nature and get some fresh air to keep the health on track. Brenda quite rigidly added that she wouldn’t have been where she is today if she had a husband.
She received a card from Queen wishing her on her glorious 105th birthday, but she was still unhappy saying that she could’ve at least paid her a visit – quite impressed to see the expectations!
“I received my letter from her but I thought an appearance was the least she could do.” – She says.
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