Seventy and still sexy, seventy in years but 20 in
spirit, seventy and still spectacular, outgoing and kind, sharp and classy,
these are only some of the quotes heard last Saturday when Dot Delaney
celebrated the 49th anniversary of her 21st birthday.
time friends who helped to celebrate. From left: Roy Hudson, Pipa and Andrew
next to Dot and Tom who also had their 51st wedding anniversary the very
Friends and family members met at the Payom Room of the
Amari Rincome Hotel, welcomed by Tom and Dot, who was ‘visible’ from
afar in her long, black, sleekly extravagant outfit. If you know the old
saying; “To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of
the most difficult chapters in the great art of living,” you know by
looking at Dot that she has mastered that task to perfection.
Ruth Eastmond and Anja de Jong share a moment reminiscing ‘or maybe’
just sharing a moment of friendship and laughter.
Surrounded by grandchildren, not lounging in chairs but
on the dance floor, rocking to the sounds of ‘la bamba’ and ‘mambo
number 5’, chatting with a great number of friends who share her love of
life, or dancing with Tom, her husband for exactly 51 years, perfectly in
unison, that is Dot.
When Maurice Bromley said in his birthday speech, “She
looks much too young for the age she claims to have, but I wish that many
more people would have that love of life and that positive spirit,” guests
raised their glasses to concur. Dot moved constantly from table to table, a
little chat here, a picture there, everyone felt most welcome.
left: Linda Buck, Kitty, Caroline, Sheridon Street, Les Greenough, Chanel
with ‘grandma’ Dot, David, Anne Dawson and Richard Bartholew.
The musical duo played everything from old Louis Armstrong evergreens to
rocking seventy hits that got people in the mood, and the relaxed atmosphere
lasted throughout the evening. The old saying proves to be true again, that
the rich are indeed the ones who have friends.
all over the world’, the international group of friends did not get tired
while the music entertained with evergreens from the 60s to the 80s..