Mary Drost's 90th birthday party took place on 13 October 2021, while Melbourne was still in Lockdown, but you could meet in the open air if you wore masks and were within 20km of your home. I was unable to attend because it was out of my 20km range.
The reporting on this significant event has been delayed for about two months due to our need at Candobetter to drop just about everything in order to urgently upgrade and transform WeCandobetter's platform and find it a new home. During this very slow and stressful transformation, our production of articles ground to a standstill. I had Jill Quirk's quirky portrait of Mary Drost and photos of the birthday party in the park, but nowhere to publish them. Given the Lockdown limitations, Mary Drost's birthday was still quite an event.