Super-Gran Celebrates 85th Birthday With 126 Members Of Her Family Over Four Generations

10/01/2012 12:40 | Updated 22 May 2015
Super-gran Beryl O'Flynn celebrates 85th birthday with 126 of her 136 descendantsWales News Service

When granny Beryl O'Flynn celebrated her 85th birthday, she wanted to do so with all her family around her, and so she did - all 126 of them!

The amazing picture of Beryl's special day shows 89 of her immediate family - her 10 children (she had 13, but three have passed away) 48 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Her oldest grandchild, Leanna, is 40, the same age as her youngest son, Kevin, whilst her youngest great-great-granddaughter, Shea Curtis, is just four days old.

The retired cleaner from Splott, Cardiff, has a whopping 136 living descendants over four generations of her family, and remains close to them all - giving each £5 for birthdays and Christmas!

Her massive family means she is sending a birthday card once every three days, and spends around £1,500 a year on pressies and postage costs.

The super-gran said she is "delighted" to be the head of such a large family - and proudly claims "most of them look like me!"

"It is amazing to think what me and my husband started all those years ago," she says.

"I've got good children and they look after me. They have made me so happy and I love them all. We have some laughs. I have had a happy life and don't want for anything. It was lovely to get everyone together for the first time - we are one big happy family."

What a lovely story!

Do you have a family big enough to rival Beryl's?


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