FREEPORT, GREATER BAHAMA – Governor General of the Bahamas Sir Cornelius A. Smith visited Jerry Capron, 107, at his home on Sunday to commemorate this milestone.

Sir Cornelius presented Capron with a fruit basket and a letter in recognition of the special occasion.

Additionally, he said, Queen Elizabeth II will also write a letter and it will be delivered once Government House receives it.

Bahamian Governor General Sir Cornelius A. Smith (left) visits Jerry Capron, 107, at his home. (Photos BIS / Lisa Davis)

The statement read: “An alert, Mr. Capron pointed to this picture of the Queen proudly displayed on his coffee table, grateful he knew who Sir Cornelius was talking about.” Pointing to a framed letter from then-Prime Minister Perry Christie from 2014 hanging on the living room wall, the Governor General said it was rare for a person to have letters from the Queen, the Governor General and the Prime Minister. He said these were items he could share with his children and grandchildren.

Capron playing the harmonica (BIS Photos / Lisa Davis)

The statement continues: “Sir Cornelius asked Mr. Capron a few questions, including what he did while growing up. With the help of his grandson, Mr. Capron said he worked at Pineridge Lumber Yard and later as a security guard. Before leaving, Mr. Capron entertained the Governor General with an impromptu melody on his harmonica.