Who can beat Billy’s Plett record?

 Billy Oosthuizen, 95, pictured here with his youngest son, Kenneth, is one of the most senior residents - if not the oldest - who was born in Plettenberg Bay, grew up, schooled, and lived in the town throughout his life. Billy’s son Theunis explains: “As a young man, Billy was a butcher’s blockman at GR Monk. In later years, he rented what is now called Keurbooms Lagoon (formerly ‘Plett’) caravan park, until his retirement. He was married to Eileen who had three kids: myself, Beulah and Joanie. He raised us and loved us like his very own children. His own two sons, James and Kenneth, live in Boksburg and Uitenhage respectively, and it’s only Joanie who is no longer with us. Billy is now happily married to Alta, who cares for him most lovingly. He is a very interesting man who can tell many stories after a near-century spent in Plett.” (At 95 years of age and still a proud local, we’re wondering if anyone can compete with Billy’s record - email editor@cxpress.co.za with your news in this regard. - Eds.)