'Heard it through the Grapevine' Weddin Whispers

90TH BIRTHDAY: October 3 was the date for the 90th Birthday celebration for Maureen Piefke of Forbes St Grenfell. Maureen commenced (kicked off) her celebration over a couple of weeks prior to her Birthday where she spent an afternoon in the company of her granddaughter Sarah and her two children when they came to visit for her birthday as children would be away on the special day, then on Sunday the day before Maureen and some of her family members spent the evening together when going out for dinner at the Golf club with 3 of her 6 children, 5 of 9 Grandchildren and 2 other of 4 Great grandchildren, along with some other family members. Monday was Maureen’s Birthday where she was the guest of honour at an open house afternoon tea held at the Uniting Church Hall spending a lovely afternoon with in excess of 80 guests including 5 of her children, 6 grandchildren, her 3 sisters, several nieces and nephews along with many close friends from old and new coming from Grenfell and surrounding area Quandialla, West Wyalong and further afield.

Maureen cut her cake mid-afternoon after having some kind words spoken about herself and her special life with late husband Bill expressed in a short speech from spokesman close family friend for many years Bryson Troy. Further expressions followed by her son Brian and friends Jean Frudenstein, Coral Mitton and Cathy Taylor. Over all Maureen had a lovely 90th Birthday enjoying herself thoroughly leaving many a fond memory for a long time to come. 

NEW ARRIVAL: Ex Grenfell resident Nat Foster and his wife Erin are over the moon at the safe arrival of their first child Abigail Erin on September 30 2016 in Dallas Texas USA. Nat is the Revenue Manager for the Qantas American Airlines Alliance based in Dallas. Abigail is the fourth grandchild for Graham and Deborah Foster of Grenfell and the sixth grandchild for Paul and Christine Derrig of Orange.

‘COMING HOME TO GRENFELL’: Judith Hooper (nee Woolmer) of Shellharbour has enjoyed time with her sister, Joan Bolton of Warraderry Street, and being a small part of the sesquicentenary celebrations. Still a Girl Guides member and former Deputy State Commissioner, Judith was pleased to meet up with her former Leader, Merle Hughes at the open day.Joan and Judith also had a few days in Coonabarabran with their other sister, Betty Connell and her family.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Great friends Paul Lynch and James Ingrey share the same birth date October 07, although a few years apart. On Friday night the boys with a number of their friends celebrated at Fettlers Restaurant.

FOOTY FEVER: Peter and James Seymour ventured to Sydney to see their beloved Cronulla Sharks play in the NRL Grand Final. And what a rewarding trip it turned out to be! They started the day at the Sharks Leagues Club for a nerve settling beer and to collect their transport, then on to ANZ Stadium early to soak in the atmosphere before the big game. What a game! An exciting win was followed by a lap of honour where handshakes and high fives were shared with all the players and Mermaids. James even had the fortune of speaking to, and having a photo taken with Clive Churchill medallist Luke Lewis. The players were very generous with their time and treated all their supporters to a moment to remember and cherish. They then headed back to Shark Park and joined the excited throng. A quiet walk around the ground reflecting on the day capped off a historic time. Peter and James are lifelong supporters and members of the Cronulla Sharks Football Club and are still coming down from such a memorable experience.

LIONS MARKET DAY: The next Lions Market Day will be held at the Grenfell Railway Complex on Sunday October 23. If you wish to book a stall phone Barry Franklin on 6343 1130 or Terry Carroll 6343 1574.

Nat and Erin Foster with their beautiful daughter Abigail Erin (Contributed)

Nat and Erin Foster with their beautiful daughter Abigail Erin (Contributed)

Maureen Piefke cutting her 90th birthday cake. (Contributed)

Maureen Piefke cutting her 90th birthday cake. (Contributed)

Paul Lynch (L) and James Ingrey, who both had birthdays on October 7, celebrated with friends.

Paul Lynch (L) and James Ingrey, who both had birthdays on October 7, celebrated with friends.

 Maureen Piefke with  five of her six children  (BL-R) Heather and Robert Piefke and Gwenda Hazell and (F) Brian and David Piefke at Maureen's  90th birthday celebrations.

Maureen Piefke with five of her six children (BL-R) Heather and Robert Piefke and Gwenda Hazell and (F) Brian and David Piefke at Maureen's 90th birthday celebrations.

James Seymour with the Clive Churchill medallist Luke Lewis, following the Sharks' win at the League Grandfinal (Contributed)

James Seymour with the Clive Churchill medallist Luke Lewis, following the Sharks' win at the League Grandfinal (Contributed)