Birthday wishes come for Mrs. Williams

Friday, March 22, 2013
Vela Williams received 68 birthday cards.

Vela Williams of Cardwell, Mo., received 68 birthday cards from friends and family. Mrs. Williams celebrates her birthday on Feb. 28. She is a leap year baby born on Feb. 29 and celebrates each year on Feb. 28. She always receives a large number of birthday cards, some years up to 50, but this year she received a record 68 cards.

Mrs. Williams was raised and went to school in Leachville. She moved to Cardwell in 1981. She is married to Tommy Williams.

"I guess when you are born on leap year it is an easy birthday to remember," she said. "I appreciate all of the birthday wishes I have received throughout the years."

This year she got birthday wishes from Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, California, Michigan, Florida, and Ohio.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: