On November 19, she will turn 104, the brave Maria Maerevoet from Hofstade, and on Tuesday her big wish finally came true: to attend a recording of ‘Familie’, her favorite TV program.
She had often heard acquaintances tell stories about what it was like to experience such a television recording. But Maria herself had never done that. Until now, and immediately from her favorite program, the VTM soap Family. So on Tuesday she was picked up in a limousine with her daughter and some friends and was festively served cupcakes, coffee and bubbles, thanks also to the socio-cultural seniors’ association S-Plus and its Hartenwens project.
“Her legs don’t move very well and her eyes have deteriorated, but she still has a sharp mind and a good conversationalist,” says daughter Diana. At the AED Studios in Lint they were given a tour of the set and met with actors Ray Verhaeghe, among others. (who plays Albert, ed.) and Annie Geeraerts (Anna, ed.). It ended with a three-course menu.