Ms. Caroline “O’line” Wynter is celebrating 101 years today

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Caroline Wynter 10 Jan.1920 Wilikies

Ms. Caroline “O’line” Wynter was born on January 10, 1920 in a section of the village of Willikies called “Saltar” to her parents, Mr. William and Mrs. Marie Wynter. She had two brothers; Scotland Wynter and Joseph Jones. O’line as she is affectionately known had nine (9) children of her own but only five (5) is alive today: Naomi, Winfield, Annette, Oswald and Elmore. She has fourteen (14) grandchildren and eight (8) great-grandchildren.

O’line grew up in the village of Willikies in the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. As a girl she attended the Seaton’s government school where she had her primary education and completed 7th standard.  O’line worked for herself owning her own farm that brought her income to take care of her family, in those days cotton was queen and cane was king but she also planted cash crops that brought in quick cash in between cane and cotton seasons.

O’line was a very hard worker and very social, she was a member of The Antigua Trades and Labour Union and The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party as well as the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party Women’s Action Group where she was very active, she loved her politics so much that they use to called her “Ms. Bird” after the leader of the party, and never missed a political public or constituency brunch meetings.

O’line loves her God and was a member of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Antigua as well as a member of the church’s mother’s union. O’line, as long as she wasn’t sick can be found on a Sunday morning in her seat at church. She also loves to dress-up and loves nice hat to go with her dress with a nice bag to match. O’line use to love to cook but she would always cook more food than people in the house and when you ask why so much food, she will always, you don’t know who is going to stop by. She also loves to cook for and go to village and church picnic.

O’line migrated to the United States in 1982 to be with her children and in Queens, New York. In 1994 to move from Queens to live with her daughter Annette in Long Island and in 2014 moved back to Queens. O’line was active with her children, babysitting her grandchildren and join St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Queen with her daughter Naomi until she was unable to attend.

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