Miss Daisy celebrates 106

Daisy Blanche Christian, born 10
March, 1904, recently celebrated her 106th birthday at the Kirkconnell
Rest Home in Cayman Brac.

Daisy was born to parents Robert
and Adena McLaughlin, the second girl in a family of six children, and is the
sole survivor of this union.

After Daisy’s mother died, her
father remarried and another six children were born. Emery Scott and Glendon
McLaughlin, Daisy’s half brother and sister are still alive and living in the

Miss Daisy, as she is affectionately
known, enjoyed birthday cake and fruit punch with her niece Francis Kline,
grandniece Jewel and her husband David Smalldon, her caregiver, Cecil Barnes
and other rest home staff.

Jewel Smalldon said, “What a grand
lady Aunt Daisy is. The Lord has truly blessed her. Although she had no
children of her own, she raised many of her friends’ children. Aunt Daisy has
never let anything or anyone bother her in life. She has lived a Christian life
for as long as I can remember. She has been a blessing and an example to me.
Our family wishes her many more years, if it is God’s will.”