There is a blogger in Woy Woy, what a ridiculous place name, who is 108 years old. She has help with her blog of course, but I am sure it is an interesting blog. So interesting, I have not looked at it.
She posted a youtube vid today to celebrate her birthday. Good on her. She only looks late eighties.
She retired from being a barmaid at the age of 72. She looked to be an old style barmaid.
I like barmaids. Bring 'em back, I say. Down to earth, often somewhat common, extremely street smart and savvy, flirtatious but not too free and easy. They would listen to crap that men talk after they have had a drink or two and vaguely became honest, and then forget it all tomorrow if that was appropriate. Their hair was always well done, their makeup a bit heavy but fashionable according to their age. They knew how to deal with drunks, far better than any police or guards may nowadays.
Did they ever find love in the pub from a customer? One did, my stepmother, who I am still fond of and keep kind of in touch with.
After dining at the Palmerston Hotel tonight, I came across a lass who is a born barmaid. I hope she sticks at bar work. She will be remembered very fondly by many at her funeral. But she was probably a student doing part time work.