By Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, December 11, 2008
Two Jewish Blind and Disabled tenants have got engaged at the ages of 88 and 92.
Rose Massil and Laurie Lawrence celebrated with a party for over 80 friends and volunteers. “It’s been spoken about as the party of the year,” the bride-to-be said.
Both widowed, they live in the charity’s North London flats and first met five years ago when Mrs Massil’s son Philip invited Mr Lawrence to a Rosh Hashanah celebration.
“We chatted and about a fortnight later he phoned me and asked for a date,” Mrs Massil said. “I found it dead funny that someone my age gets a date.”