FOR Lottie Bowman getting pampered is one of life’s joys and she refuses to let age stop her from dressing to the nines.
Tomorrow Ms Bowman, from Warrnambool, will turn 104 and to mark the occasion her friends who deliver her meals made sure her nails, which were painted pink, were up to scratch.
Ms Bowman gets her hair and nails done every week.
Yesterday at Orchid Thai Massage and Nails Ms Bowman said one thing she loved was getting pampered.
“It makes me feel good,” she said.
“It gives me a bit of a lift.”
Ms Bowman has lived in her mother’s house since she moved from Melbourne to Warrnambool in 1968.
Her nephew, Bill Gallagher, said when she lived in Melbourne she worked at the after care hospital in Victoria Street and was a union representative there until she retired in 1968.
Mr Gallagher married Ms Bowman’s niece and said Ms Bowman had always been a social butterfly.
“She loved going to Oaks Day and would go to the full Spring Racing week,” he said.
“She has always been a fashion plate.”
Tomorrow she will be joined with friends for a lunch at the Lady Bay Resort to celebrate.