Great-Grandmother Celebrates 106th Birthday With Naked Waiter: ‘He Had No Underwear On’

Great-Grandmother Celebrates 106th Birthday With Naked Waiter: ‘He Had No Underwear On’

A 106-year-old woman got quite the birthday celebration when her daughter organized a “hunky man” to attend her party. Norah Shaw, who lives at Tennyson Wharf Care Home in the UK, told her daughter Gill she wanted a handsome guy to help ring in another year, and Gill delivered. Needless to say, Norah was pretty pleased!

  1. The nearly naked waiter was a welcome surprise. As Norah told PA Real Life (via NY Post) she wasn’t expecting her “gift” but was pretty happy when he turned up. “I was very shocked when he turned around, because he had no underwear on. It was quite amusing,” she said. “I had to keep checking, so I asked him to get some sandwiches.”
  2. Eddy Betteridge gave Norah a birthday she’ll never forget. The 32-year-old, who works for Butlers in the Buff, wore only an apron and bow tie as he served Norah and her friends sandwiches, scones, and champagne. Norah got more than 200 birthday cards to open, but she was a bit distracted, saying that it was the “first time she had ever seen a butler in the buff.”
  3. He provided some lovely eye candy for Norah and her guests. While you would think that Norah’s seen plenty of handsome men throughout her life, Eddy was something a bit different. “Eddy was tall, had nice eyes and was very attractive. He had no hair on his chest at all, which impressed me. I had never seen anything like it,” she recalled. “It’s been a grown-up birthday. It’s been a very special birthday. It’s not every day you turn 21 — and a little bit.”
  4. Norah has had quite a life. Born in Manchester in 1916, she got her first job at 15 and then married her late husband Harry in 1939. They had three children together and she now has seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. After Harry died, she refused to remarry because “she said she didn’t want to wash anyone else’s socks.” Her daughter, Gill, described her mother as “bright, clever and independent.” In fact, she lived on her own until she was 105!

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more.