The best 100th birthday present: a great-granddaughter

Published Friday, Sep 20 2013, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  1 comment
Most people are excited to receive their telegram from the queen on their 100th birthday but Sheila Stoner received something even more special - a great-granddaughter!

Sheila's grand-aughter Natalie, from West Norwood in South London, went into labour on Sunday, as her mother, Jane Rees, was holding a party to mark her own mother's centenary in South Wales.

Sheila was delighted when her great-granddaughter was born on her 100th birthday

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Baby Margo created the double celebration when she was delivered early Monday morning, 4 days after her due date.

Natalie, 38, who already has 23-month-old son Rhys with husband Benjamin, 39, told the Daily Express: "It is such a very special coincidence. We were all very excited about Granny's 100th birthday as it was, so for Margo to be born on that day is just amazing."

Jane, 67, said: "The phone went at 2am and I was told we had a girl. I later went down to give my mother her presents and say 'happy birthday' and told her Natalie had the baby and she was absolutely thrilled."

Sheila, a former teacher, was born on the 16th September 1913 and the family hope Margo will inherit her "longevity and keen mind".

Sheila, who was overjoyed with her special present, said: "Maybe next year we'll have a joint birthday party."

By Ellie Roddy
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