BEST friends Gracie Ungless and Linda Rumbsy took a while to get to know each other properly - more than 100 years.
In fact they were both aged 101 when their paths first crossed as within a matter of weeks the sprightly widows both became residents of Lakenheath Village Home.
On Tuesday, Gracie celebrated her 103rd birthday and was joined by her son, 80, from Gloucestershire, and daughter, 83, from Bedfordshire, for a mini-party with balloons, cakes and gifts.
But the talk of the home was how the pair had become such good friends, chatting, reminiscing, and enjoying the odd little tipple. Linda is the senior “senior citizen” and had marked her own 103rd birthday at the end of June. The home may have created a little history by having two 103-year-olds.