Residents and staff at Feros Village helped Dot celebrate her landmark birthday.
Residents and staff at Feros Village helped Dot celebrate her landmark birthday.

Dot still enjoys a good laugh

She may have just turned 100, but Dorothy ‘Dot’ Skimmings still has a great sense of humour, according to Jo Spirit-Jones, care manager of Feros Village Byron Bay where Dot lives.


Jo said Dot took every day as it came, a philosophy she had lived by all her life.


Dot was born on October 11, 1910, and was one of 10 children. She was born into a farming family in the Bangalow area and she remembers working on the farm, ploughing the paddocks and packing bananas.


She has one surviving sister, who is in her early 90s. She had four children and now has grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


She loves cricket and tennis and was still a tennis coach up until the age of 78.


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