The Governor General Visited With 107-Year-Old Jerry Capron in Grand Bahama

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(BIS Photos/Lisa Davis)

From: Bahamas Information Services

Governor-General of The Bahamas, His Excellency Sir Cornelius A. Smith, visited with 107-year-old Jerry Capron at his home on Sunday to commemorate this significant milestone.  While there, Sir Cornelius presented Mr. Capron with a fruit basket along with a letter in recognition of the special occasion.

Additionally, he said, Queen Elizabeth II will also write a letter and it will be delivered once Government House receives it. An alert Capron pointed to this photo of the Queen proudly displayed on his coffee table, acknowledging that he was aware of whom Sir Cornelius was talking about.  

Pointing to a framed letter from then Prime Minister Perry Christie from 2014, hanging on the living room wall, the Governor-General said it was rare for any person to have letters from the Queen, the Governor-General, and the Prime Minister. He said those were items he can share with his children and grandchildren.  Sir Cornelius asked Mr. Capron a few questions, including what he did while growing up. With the assistance of his grandson, Mr. Capron said he worked in Pineridge Lumber Yard and later as a security officer.  

Prior to leaving Mr. Capron entertained the Governor-General with an impromptu tune on his harmonica.  

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