Auntry Lawrence reached a wonderful milestone yesterday (Wednesday 15th March 2017) as she celebrated her 70th birthday. As is the tradition on St Helena you reach instant fame when you celebrate a birthday, as the local radio station reminds everyone that you are a year older and requests for songs to mark the occasion come from afar.
In celebrating her birthday Auntry and her husband Peter chose to spend the evening at the Richards Travel Lodge with family and friends, enjoying a buffet meal and drinks.
During the evening greetings were received from family and friends abroad and a Toast was made to her past years and future health and happiness.
Derek in making the toast concluded with this very apt verse: Seventy is not just the age to count your own blessings, but also to count how much of a blessing your life has been to others – Whether you turn seventy or eighty, no matter how old you get, you will always be the wonderful person that everyone in this room has the pleasure of knowing – To your future health – Happy 70th birthday.