Sunday surprise for Norma’s birthday
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.