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Back to the 60’s!

by on Dec.21, 2011, under Uncategorized

A few weeks ago the Ralum (Kokopo) Golf Club had it’s 50th birthday. Having been founded in 1961, the theme for the night was ‘the 60’s. We decided to go to the dinner/dance with some friends. I vowed and declared I wasn’t ‘dressing up’ but when the other couples talked about buying wigs, finding suitable outfits at the second-hand clothing outlets etc, I thought on the morning of the event I’d better do something!

I made a couple of Peace signs for us to wear – just silver painted cardboard from my craft supplies. We went to a trade store and bought a couple of dog-chains, some plastic flowers and some dazzle (Bleach)! In the pharmacy section I found on the sunglasses stand some John Lennon type glasses in very 60’s colours – they were less than 4 Kina each ($1.60!!) and actually being sold for real!

I took a tee-shirt from Nick’s cupboard and with a ball of string and the bleach transformed it to a 6o’s look! I have a shirt that I wear regularly that seemed just right for those bright 60’s colours. Also in the craft cupboard was some ribbon with flowers on it (which became a headband for me) and a scrap of curtain material (to tie around Nick’s head!). Found a great sign on the internet and printed it off and stuck it to a ruler.

And this is how we looked!

Not everyone dressed up but those who did looked great!

The ‘handbag’ is a can cooler bag!

I was most surprised to be named best-dressed (60’s style!) lady! I think the glasses were the deciding factor! The bottle of red didn’t last long!

One of my Rotary friends, Jelta, was named best dressed male. Check out those flare inserts!

Then we had to dance together – so in true 60’s style I tried to teach young Jelta how to do the Twist!!

All in all a vey good night – great 60’s music!

And a few of us even fronted up for a 7.30am tee off the next morning!

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