An extra special birthday treat
We the editors can’t be objective (and maybe a little jealous) about this story. Ivena Smailes celebrated her birthday in the best possible way.
She wished for—and got—a firecracker of a 105th birthday. Talk about life goals.
“Ivena’s been with us for three years now, and got a fantastic sense of humor, just look at her party today,” says care home worker Debra Carter to The Metro. “On her bucket list this year she wanted a cake delivered by a fireman with tattoos.”
A fireman in uniform climbed through her third floor window, did a little shimmy, and gave her a Victoria sponge cake. Four other firefighters from the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Services joined in the fun, too.
For her 104th birthday, Carter says Ivena tried to get her to climb a tree. Next year, she wants to meet Prince Harry.
Nicole was Senior Editor at I Advance Senior Care and Long Term Living Magazine 2015-2017. She has a Journalism degree from Kent State University and is finalizing a master’s degree in Information Architecture and Management. She has extensive studies in the digital user experience and in branding online media. She has worked as an editor and writer for various B2B publications, including Business Finance.