Happy 99th – (B -L-R) Kathy Morton from Wagga, (daughter of Ella Norris), Mary Hunter, Ron Booth and Tom Ritchie and (F-L-R) Ella Norris, Kath Smith and Avery Ritchie enjoyed a special afternoon tea to celebrate Ella’s 99th birthday. (L-R) Archbishop Francis Carroll (retired) from Wagga, Bishop Patrick Power and Father Richard Thompson (Young/Grenfell) following the Thanksgiving Liturgy from all in the Western Deanery of the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese.
Ninety-Nine not out: Congratulations to Ella Norris of Bimbi Road who reached the grand age of ninety-nine on Wednesday July 18.
Ella has now joined two other members of the community that I know of to attain this age. Rachael Henkel of the MPS and Ron Lamkin of Warraderry Street will both turn 100 later this year.
Ella was taken to lunch on Wednesday July 11 by her nephew Ron Booth and was afforded an early birthday celebration with a beautiful afternoon tea at her home on Friday July 13.
Special guests for this occasion were her daughter Kathy Morton from Wagga and her dear friends Mary Hunter, Kath Smith, Tom and Avery Ritchie and Shirley and Elwyn Turner and of course Ron Booth.
Ella celebrated her actual birthday in Wagga with her daughter and family.
Visitors: Marlene Nealon welcomed a visit from her sister Coral Byrne and her husband from Albury last week.
Whilst in Grenfell Coral also visited her Uncle Leo Hockings and made a trip to Cowra to visit her Aunty Peg.
The girls enjoyed a night out at Fettlers with many of their Grenfell relations.
Graham Robinson and his daughter Hope from Canberra travelled to Grenfell during the school holidays to visit Graham’s father and Hope’s grandfather Don Robinson and Ilze Russell of “Glenore” Holy Camp Road.
Graham and his siblings all attended the Henry Lawson High School when Don was stationed in Grenfell as a Police Officer.
Hope really enjoys her visits to the farm.
Jan and Bruce Nichols from Kenthurst returned to Grenfell last week to attend the funeral of his dear Aunty Pat Hazell.
Bruce whose mother was Ivy (Holland) Nichols and Jan took the opportunity to catch up with his cousin Robbie and Pam Holland of Main Street.
They had some special time reminiscing about old times.
Bishop Patrick Power: Parishioners from St Joseph’s Grenfell and Ron Booth Anglican Parish, travelled to St Mary’s Catholic Church Young on June 24 to the Liturgy of Thanksgiving offered by the Clergy, Religious and Laity of the Western Deanery of the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese for the service to our local Church by Bishop Patrick Power DD DCL.
Bishop Pat who was in Grenfell last year to receive the debutantes at the Catholic Ball has retired and will be greatly missed in the diocese.
Former Archbishop of the Canberra Goulburn Diocese Francis Carroll who retired to Wagga was in attendance on this special day.
Sister Carmel Piffero RSJ from Adelong made a presentation to Bishop Pat on behalf of the Deanery.
Following the Liturgy of Thanksgiving afternoon tea was enjoyed by all and Bishop Pat an avid South Sydney supporter took time out to chat with all in attendance.
Bishop Pat came out of retirement on Sunday July 15 to celebrate Mass at the 50th Anniversary of the erection of St Columba’s Church at Bribbaree.
Tour de France: I suppose like me, many of the Record readers have been sitting up late at night watching the Tour de France. Thank goodness only five nights to go and then we can all stay up late to watch the Olympic Games.
It is amazing to watch the riders as they traverse the country, the scenery is absolutely magnificent and the commentary on the ancient buildings is just great.
It was a shame to see that there just has to be some idiots ruining the sport by throwing carpet tacks on the road causing at least thirty riders to get punctured tyres. Australia is well represented in the tour this year and the defending champion Cadel Evans suffered three of these.
Another great Australian rider is Michael Rogers. Michael’s parents Ian and Sonja were once members of the Grenfell community.
Michael was employed as the Director of Engineering at the Weddin Shire Council.
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