Old and new: Edward Lambert celebrating his 90th birthday party with the youngest party guest, great grandaughter Daelah Swan, 19-months-old. <em>*Photo by Simon Jones</em>
Old and new: Edward Lambert celebrating his 90th birthday party with the youngest party guest, great grandaughter Daelah Swan, 19-months-old. *Photo by Simon Jones
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SATURDAY, APR. 14 (UPDATE APR. 18): Edward Lambert had plenty to smile about as he enjoyed his 90th birthday at the weekend.

Not least because his 90 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were all there to celebrate the big occasion with him.

His 13 children wore orange T-shirts, his 41 grandchildren wore green tops and his 36 great grandchildren wore yellow to distinguish the generations during the festivities.

While the birthday boy himself wore purple and sported a crown.

Mr Lambert watched on happily as his family played cricket and flew kites at the Whitney Institute on Saturday.

He told the Sun it was the best birthday of his life.

Mr Lambert added: “Just having all my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren here today makes me feel a couple of years younger.

“I love each one of them equally and I am very thankful to be able to enjoy this day.

“I feel truly blessed to be able to spend my 90th birthday with them.

“These days it is hard to keep track of all their birthdays so I have to keep them written down on a piece of paper.”

Most of Mr Lambert’s family still live in Bermuda, but his son, Al Lambert, travelled back from the UK to join in the celebrations.

The Pastor, who works in Reading, said: “It really is an honour to be here on my dad’s 90th birthday.

“Not many people get to enjoy their father’s 90th birthday with all their other family so we are very blessed.

“I have not seen him for a few years before now so it was very important for me to be here with him and the rest of my family.”

Mr Lambert’s daughter Cheryl Swan added: “We as a family wanted to make this a day to remember for him.

“We played all sorts of games and did a big meal in the evening. There was singing and kite flying. All the family had a great time.

“Everyone knows my daddy and everyone loves him.

“He is a very humble, quiet man. And growing up I could not have dreamed of having a better daddy.

“He is a very precious soul.”

Mr Lambert worked most of his life as the boatsman for Perot’s Island ferrying people backwards and forwards, but he also looked after the estate when the householders were away.

He said: “The secret of a long, happy life is to stay at home and mind your own business.

“The Lord is in my life and He has given me this beautiful family and this great day.

“I am very blessed indeed.”