- Helene Roussouw shared a lovely post about a lady named Roos who just turned 105 years old
- According to Helene's post on the #ImStaying group, Roos is an amazing woman and former baker
- Helene wrote her heart out in the post, trying her best to put Roos' amazing character and life into words
Helene Rossouw shared a heartwarming post about a family friend in celebration of her 105th birthday. According to Helene, Roos was born on 27 January, 1916 and has lived her life on a farm.
Helene states that all of Roos' children and grandchildren spent their lives on her grandfather's farm and hers. She added that her late father had grown up in front of Roos. Helene spoke passionately about Roos and the type of woman she is.
Helene describes Roos as a "formidable woman of substance". She shared that Roos was a baker who never had a recipe written as she kept every recipe in her heart.
Read the conclusion of Helene's post shared to the #ImStaying group below:
"Today she lives with her children on Bankfontein Farm in the district of Cradock in the Eastern Cape. I'm so thankful that she is in good health. Julle bly my mense, ek is lief vir julle Roos Borens. Happy birthday on your 105th..."
The above roughly translates to: "You will always be my people, I love you."
Helene's post was met with lovely messages and well wishes. Read some of the comments below:
Anna-Marie Dreyer said:
"Congratulations! What a blessing to have lived so long and see so many wonderful inventions and improvements in the quality of life. Would love the sit and chat with you. May you continue to be blessed."
Janice Vernon wrote:
"Enjoy a very happy & blessed birthday. Your life story is such a wonderful tribute and legacy to all who have shared your journey in life."
Vernie Diesel commented:
"Wow! How fantastic to get to 105!!! Congratulations! And celebrations! You deserve them all! Best wishes and happy birthday!"
Zandile Pearl Nteo added:
"Happy birthday to you may God bless you with many more returns."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a strong and independent gogo who turned 101. Mokoena Salome took to Facebook where she revealed in the #ImStaying group that her granny turned 101 and she took the opportunity to wish her a happy birthday.
She said that her granny has never been to the hospital and is very strong and independent, dining everything herself. Part of her post read:
"Hey, stayers my beloved granny is turning 101 years today please help me wish her the happiest birthday to her she has done so much for us I cannot tell it all I'm so grateful to have her in my life."
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