Betty?s Cher it?ll be good
WITH her curly grey hair, tiny frame and kind smile, Betty Robinson looks like your typical Tweed senior.
But sometimes looks can be deceiving.
This cute great grandmother of six loves loud music, has thrown her knickers at Tom Jones and is on her way to see raunchy superstar Cher in March.
"I got the ticket for my birthday, which was wonderful. I heard my daughter talking about the concert and wondered why she didn't invite me," she said.
"Turns out it was all a surprise. I love Cher - all the clothes and the music!"
Betty turned 80 on Friday, and celebrated the milestone with a few laughs with her friends and family.
"When I got up on my birthday I came out in my bra and pants and with no teeth in. I said to my friend who was staying 'come on, we're going out now' and she looked at me wondering what was going on," she said.
"I told her now that I was 80 and could go out wearing what I wanted!
"I live every day to the full and don't worry about a lot of things."
Betty has spent the past 38 years living on the Tweed and loves the lifestyle.
She moved up from Sydney where she worked as a fighter pilot plotter in a tunnel in Macquarie Street during World War II - a job that has left her wary of confined spaces.
"It was a 24-hour, round-the-clock job," she recalled.
"We would have posts call in and say so-and-so flew over and we would plot their location."
With her Cher concert coming up, Betty expects 80 to be a blast.
"All I want is to live today and tomorrow."