For Sam Ledvarda birthday is not a sad holiday. He was one hundred six, though a man 76 years ago thought killed in an accident when he crashed a motorcycle.
A former carpenter in 1936, was in a terrible motorcycle accident 500cc Triumph, which until this way is not more than two months. Sam Ledvard bought a hell of a car from a local farmer. The ill-fated motorcycle belonged to his son, but the guy brought solid woes. "I just gave it to himself," — says Mr. Ledvard. "Put the rear tires. I thought that with the front is all right, but I was mistaken. It turned out — they have nightmares. "
Died in a motorcycle, Sam Ledvard fell into such a deep coma that doctors thought he died. But the porter who was carrying him to the hospital morgue, I noticed that the "corpse" moving and brought him back to the ward where Sam Ledvard spent five days until he regained consciousness.
"My first memory of that day when I came to, people were standing around the bed and slapping someone's hand on my arm," — says the man miraculously survived. "I knocked the cup for feeding from the hands of nurses." In fact, to heal the injured person's head and took another six months.
Now, when Mr. Ledvard, celebrates its 106th birthday, it is safe to say that not only lived a long and good life. Besides, not everyone falls a "lucky break" twice to be born. After all, the fact that he managed to survive, he calls a great success, and joked: "I'll be fine, and so soon you will not get rid of me."
He goes on almost every day to go out of the house in Gvernafilde to the city by bus, along with his companion of 90 years Millie Minshell, a cousin of his late wife. Born and raised in Cheshire Mr. Ledvard, lived with his late wife Edith in Blackpool. Mrs. Ledvard was not in 1993, but before she died, she told her husband that he was going to watch her sister. "She said — go to Milli" — says Sam Ledvard. "And then I did well. We care about each other. And a lot of walking, though, but I'm getting too old for this. Although, I'm perfectly cling to old men "- laughing Mr. Ledvard. And indeed Millie says that a relative is not bad for her age.
106th birthday of Sam Ledvard celebrated with the family's daughter Mrs. Minshell.