The oldest person in Britain celebrates her birthday today and shares her secrets to her long life. She says that the secret lies in drinking a dram of whisky every day for the last six decades.
Her friends call the ‘Amazing Grace’ and she has reached her landmark age after the death of Olive Evelyn Boar in August at the age of 113.
She also takes the title from another grace Jones from London who also died at the age of 113.
The new record holder shares that the secret of living a long life is drinking whisky for the last 62 years of her life every evening.
Mrs. Jones was born in September, 16, 1906, five years after Queen Victoria died.
She has witnessed 26 ministers changing throughout her life and has survived two world wars.
The old lady who lives in Broadway, Worcs says:
‘I never miss my night cap. All I have is the whisky at night. ‘Whisky is very good for you. ‘I started having a nightly tot of it when I turned 50 so I’ve been having it every night for the last 60 years and I certainly have no intention of stopping now. ‘My doctor said ‘keep up with the whisky Grace, it’s good for your heart’.
She continues talking about her life as she says: ‘I still feel the same as I did when I was 60.
‘The best memory of my life was when I married my husband Leonard. He was a true gentleman, the son of a parson. We were always together and we loved one another.’
When asked about how she feels now, she answers:
‘I feel fine. I feel full of spirit. I have received lots of nice cards and presents this year and they are still coming in. We will be here next year as well.’
She will celebrate her milestone with her family and friends at Buckland Manor, Worcs tomorrow.
She will have an amazing time and of course a glass of whisky.
Her daughter who is 80 now said:
‘My mother is extraordinary. She’s still very particular over her appearance and insists on always looking her best.
‘Once she married my father she very much became a lady of leisure.
‘She enjoys meeting people and still reads a little and watches television.
‘Each week her carer takes her into Broadway where she likes to do a little shopping if the weather is nice; she is in amazing health but her hearing is a little poor.
The picture below is Grace and her daughter
When asked about her mom’s obsession with whisky she says: ‘She is glamorous, beautiful and intelligent. She is really alert and still with it. ‘She loves her tot of whisky every evening before she goes to bed and why not. Whisky is her thing and she’s been having it for the last 60 years.
‘I must say I certainly take after her in that regard, it’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day and it’s certainly done my mother no end of good.’
Mrs Jones married chief engineer Leonard Roderick Jones in 1933 in Liverpool. They were married for 53 years until he died in 1986 at the age of 79.
She lived in Sidmouth, Devon before she was relocated with her family in Worcestershire in 2005.
Grace Jones was the oldest person in UK until she died on December 7, 2013.
She was the last person to be born in 1800s and had lost her fiancé when he died as an active service in the First World War. She became the oldest person in UK in February 2012 but died after her birthday on November 14, 2013.