'Heard it through the Grapevine'

SINCERE SYMPATHY: Family and friends travelled to Goulburn on Friday May 26 to attend the funeral of Nola Lillian Souden at age 89 years.

Many would remember Nola, wife of Ray Souden (Dec.) and mother of Sally and Murray (Dec.)

Nola lived a full and active life both in Grenfell and Goulburn creating beautiful cake decorating, fine needlework, garden and landscape design, art and a love of tennis and golf.

Nola is survived by daughter Sally Hyland and her husband Kim and their two sons in Orange, daughter in law Anne Souden of Terrigal and her two children and a total of five great grandchildren, also surviving siblings Leila Waugh Canberra, and Robert Taylor of ‘Ravensleigh’ Grenfell.

CANCER COUNCIL

BIGGEST MORNING TEA: Are you looking for something to do this Sunday? Get some friends together and take a leisurely drive out to "The Ranch", 880 Tyagong Creek Road, towards Greenethorpe. Join us for a cuppa, cake and a chat on Sunday June 4 in support of the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea. The kettle will be on from 9:30 and will be most of the day.

BEN’S 21ST: On Saturday May 20, Ben Kelly celebrated his 21st Birthday, at a party hosted by his parents Steve and Jen, in their shearing shed at “Wynella” the family farm.

Family and friends travelled from near and far, noted guests were his grandparents Margaret Gordon of Condobolin and Allen and Bev Kelly of Quandialla, along with his great aunt, Marie Keir of Grenfell. Ben attends CSU Wagga University at which he is studying an Ag Science Degree, a big cohort of his college peers and local friends were in attendance.

With a fabulous birthday cake decorated by Nanny Bev Kelly, and timely rain to lighten everyone’s step, the young and the old enjoyed the music and danced to the early hours of the morning.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Megan Wilson celebrated her 12th birthday with family and friends last Saturday, May 20 with a slumber party at home. Helping Megan celebrate were her good friends Lily Holmes, Chloe and Holli Madgwick, Caphryse Lawler, Mackenzie and Georgia Brenner, Faith White, Isabel Pereira and Holly Gilbert.

FACEBOOK:  Love it or hate it Facebook has some wonderful points; Last week I saw a request from Catherine Brown to join the group “You Know You’re from Grenfell if”

After enrolling Catherine into the group, this was her reply with a photograph that I had published in Weddin Whispers in August 2014.

“Pleased to have found this group. I was born in Grenfell in 1958 and lived there till my family moved to Goulburn in 1967. 

My Dad was one of the local GPs - Dr Trevor Brown and my Mum, Joan. Three of their seven children were born in Grenfell and my youngest sister in Young. The story I have attached is from Grenfell Record of an opening of the hospital's lily pond by my Dad in early 1970s. My younger brother Chris and I are also in the photo. 

My Dad passed away last year - he had so many happy memories of working in Grenfell and bringing up his young family there with Joan. Would love to hear any stories if any of you remember my parents.” Catherine certainly received numerous positive replies.

Below is the story from August 2014:-.

REMEMBER WHEN: In 1970’s Dr Trevor Brown returned to Grenfell to officiate at the opening of the Lily Pond in the garden of the Grenfell District Hospital.

The pond was a tribute to the four former local doctors; Dr Ercole, Dr Quilter, Dr Fenwick and Dr Brown and the two local Chemists, Thomas Sinclair and Norman Edwards. At the official opening Dr Brown was accompanied by two of his children. (Catherine and Chris)

Chairman of the Hospital Board Ken Hunter who was in his 16th term at the time, Maud McClelland, (Secretary) and Joan Nealon of the Hospital Auxiliary were also present on the memorable day.

The beautiful surrounds of the Grenfell Country Club.

The beautiful surrounds of the Grenfell Country Club.

Sisters Margaret Gordon (Condoblin) and Marie Keir (Grenfell) catching up at Ben's 21st.

Sisters Margaret Gordon (Condoblin) and Marie Keir (Grenfell) catching up at Ben's 21st.

Ben's birthday cake decorated by his grandmother Bev Kelly.

Ben's birthday cake decorated by his grandmother Bev Kelly.

K Hunter, M McClelland, Dr Brown and J Nealon with Catherine and Chris.

K Hunter, M McClelland, Dr Brown and J Nealon with Catherine and Chris.

Andy Stevens babysitting Lettie Hunter whilst her family were having dinner.

Andy Stevens babysitting Lettie Hunter whilst her family were having dinner.

Megan Wilson (being smothered with kisses) with good friends celebrating her 12th birthday.

Megan Wilson (being smothered with kisses) with good friends celebrating her 12th birthday.

Ben Kelly with his mother Jen and long time friend Mel Causer from Quandialla.

Ben Kelly with his mother Jen and long time friend Mel Causer from Quandialla.

Former Grenfell residents Evan and Carol Armstrong from Bridgetown WA at the Lions Convention in Hobart.

Former Grenfell residents Evan and Carol Armstrong from Bridgetown WA at the Lions Convention in Hobart.