THE QUEEN sent a special message to a Bromsgrove woman who celebrated a milestone birthday this week.
Centenarian Rose Finn, of New Road, was thrilled to receive her royal card and reminisced over old times with her family and friends on Tuesday (February 10).
The mother-of-three, who was born in Lickey End, has spent most of her life dedicated to her family.
Rose, who was sent into service during the war, got married at 19 years old to Huge Finn. At the time he was 22 and worked as a coal merchant.
Hugh sadly passed away when he was 51-years-old.
The pair had three daughters – Greeta, Rosa and Eileen. Rose now has four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and even one great-great-grandchild.
Greeta said her mum still lived on her own although she did have carers visit her three times a day.
She added her mum woke up every morning about 4.30am and got herself washed, dressed and had a cup of tea.
When asked what her mum’s secret was to a long and happy life, Greeta said: “She likes her TV and a drop of Baileys in her coffee in the morning – we have to make sure she has a little Baileys in it.
“She has always led a life where she has walked everywhere, up until the last 15 years when she broke her hip.”