Congratulations: Maisie Taylor celebrated the ripe age of 95 February 16.
A family gathering was held to celebrate this special day.
Daughters Julie and Elaine and sons Phillip, Adrian and David were all present and a lovely time was had by all.
Happy Birthdays: Daniel Graham, son of Jenn Graham of Grenfell was the recipient of a thrill seeking birthday present - tandem skydiving in the Hunter Valley.
Dan said he was beginning to have second thoughts while waiting to jump, but by that time it was too late! The initial jump was a shock, but after that it was incredible and the view of the Hunter Valley was amazing as they floated through the air, taking in the scenery. The landing was as light as a feather and he immediately wanted to do it again!
Russell and Lorraine Roberts who have lived in Grenfell for the past 18 months were out with friends on March 22 celebrating Russell’s 50th birthday
Russell is a proud South Sydney supporter.
Wedding Anniversary: Elwyn and Shirley Turner (nee Downey) who were married in the Presbyterian Church in Grenfell on March 22 1958 by Rev Nicholson were out celebrating last week with friends their 54th anniversary.
Elwyn and Shirley have two sons, Rodney and Michael, two daughter in laws, Janine and Christine and two grandchildren Lauren and Steven.
Nostalgic Visit: Patricia Brown (Now Davies) was born at Mogongong in 1938, her parents being prospectors Tom and Nell Brown.
She enjoyed a nostalgic visit home and enjoyed lunch at the Railway Hotel. She said her dad and friends called this pub “The Waterhole”.
Mary Callil (Nee Crowe) also born in Grenfell, Suzie Batty daughter of Jack and Pat and Daphne Bryant from Gooloogong joined her for lunch.
Visiting Home: Lynn Colahan from Cairns and Gai Hicks from Dubbo were home last week to visit their mother Pat Anderson, who celebrated her birthday last Saturday.
Gai and Stuart’s daughter Sarah and her husband Trent Freeman are the proud parents of Huxley Stuart Brock born on March 16 at Tammworth Hospital. Delighted great grandparents are Pat Anderson (Grenfell) and Ken and Isabel Hicks (Parkes).
Lynn and Gai caught up with Karen Hancock on their return to Grenfell.
Sydney Hopkinson 1931 to 2012: Grenfell residents will be saddened to learn of the passing of former resident Sydney Hopkinson.
Born in England in 1931, Sydney immigrated to Australia in 1948 and resided at Grenfell (Pullabooka) till 1957 before moving to a property at Narrandera.
He returned to Grenfell in 1981 where he worked at Mt Wheogo farm before moving back into town (Grenfell) in 1983 where he worked with the Shire Council.
Whilst Sydney worked at Mt Wheogo, Merle, his wife managed the Grenfell Caravan Park.
The family moved from Grenfell in 1989.
Sydney passed away on 21 February 2012 aged 80 and is survived by his wife of sixty years, Merle (nee: Axam/Holland) and four children Gary, Jenny, Carol, Jackie and their families
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