Acknowledging our mums

by Ann van Engelen

Tatarariki resident, 97-year-old Betty Rope celebrated Mother’s Day with family members that are in her bubble. Betty is the mother of three children — Christine, Guy and Ted. “We love our mum. She has been a great sportswoman throughout her life playing tennis, golf and bowls,” Christine said.  “With five grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren, she enjoys family get-togethers and during summer is often at her residence in Glinks Gully where she can be found welcoming family and friends.” Betty, along with Christine, placed flowers on her parents Jim and Elsie Guy’s graves at Mt Wesley Cemetery in Dargaville as a mark of respect and then enjoyed a morning tea together. “Our family believe mothers should be celebrated every day for the special people they are,” says Christine.