Sun­day sur­prise for Norma’s birth­day

Southern Riverina news - - News -

The last thing Norma Lawlor ex­pected when she ar­rived home from church on De­cem­ber 11 was a sur­prise High Tea Lun­cheon for her 80th birth­day.

Two of her daugh­ters, Anne and Judy, hosted the lun­cheon for 40 close friends and fam­ily in Norma’s back gar­den in Fin­ley.

Ev­ery­one had man­aged to keep the sur­prise for weeks.

On Satur­day, Norma was hosted at her youngest daugh­ter Anne’s home near Jer­ilderie for an early Christ­mas lunch. Norma’s son Dan was home from Perth for the oc­ca­sion, with daugh­ter Judy trav­el­ling from Bris­bane. Also in on the sur­prise week­end was Norma’s brother Frank, who drove over from Vic­tor Har­bour.

The weather man­aged to hold out on Sun­day and be­came a beau­ti­ful sunny sum­mer’s day. Ev­ery­one thor­oughly en­joyed the food, cham­pagne, and the birth­day cake.

Fes­tiv­i­ties con­tin­ued into the night with the fam­ily, and lots of mem­o­ries were shared over pho­tos.

Anne would like to thank ev­ery­one for keep­ing the party a sur­prise.

Also a big thank you to Ethan and Robyn Ryan and the Red Chair Cafe´ for the great cater­ing.

Anne Bergmans, Norma Lawlor, Dan Lawlor, Judy Eddy and John Lawlor.

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