Here’s Pat, one of the founders of the Northcote Petanque Club, on the occasion of her 90th birthday celebration down at the clubhouse (which is still in the process of being restored after January’s flooding). Her living situation these days frowns on her having a glass of wine, so we were happy to pour her one while her daughter obligingly looked the other way. Richard the club president gave a nice speech in her honour and several of the members who no longer play made the effort to join in the festivities.
She has many good stories to tell about her years sailing around the Pacific and raising her kids in Papua New Guinea. And she still throws a mean straight ball, although if it’s an especially long one she does struggle a bit.
And so… let’s all aspire to be like Pat, still going strong at 90.
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