106 year old Aylesbury carehome resident pens poems
Hilda Duncombe, 104, is currently residing at Bartlett Residential home in Stone.
During Lockdown, shes found a new talent, writing poems much to the delight of other residents and care workers.
Hilda, who will be well known to Bucks Herald readers hit the headlines as she lead a charity walk for people with Alzheimers back in October.
You can read about that by clicking here.Hilda previously walked 103 laps of Bartlett's to celebrate her 103rd birthday and 25th anniversary of the Home.
Her walk was also in memory of her husband Stanley Duncombe who was sadly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and whom she nursed for several years before he passed away in 2001.
Here are two of the poems that Hilda has written:
Merry Christmas -
Christmas at Bartlett’s is nearly here
And soon it will be another New Year
Decorations are all in place
Putting a smile on everyone’s face
Calls of Happy Christmas ring through the halls
Ivy and holly hang from the walls
So just as in the past
Days go by very fast
We shall sing a song of praise
For many happy Christmas days
And a New Year yet to be
Let’s hope it is Covid free!
Hilda also wrote a poem about Covid 19:
There’s a horrid little germ
Sure to make you twist and squirm
COVID-19 is its name
From the devil’s hall of fame
But maybe we can say hooray
For there is a vaccine from today