Thursday, September 29, 2011


On Thursdsay evenng last week, we gathered at Mahana for a special celebration for the 60th wedding anniversary of  Norma (Bernie's sister) and Ormond,
 Because the original wedding reception had taken place at this lovely home all those years ago, it was important to  take more pictures on the steps where the original ones had been taken.
 Mahana belonged to Bernie and Norma's Auntie Edie and her husband Wilf Randall. It now belongs to Sue, Norma's daughter) and Basil (Edie and Wilf's son.) Sue and Basil are second cousins.
 Only one member of the original party is missing - that is Ruth who was ill in hospital. I missed getting a picture of Maud, who had helped with the catering for 300 people at the wedding back in 1951.
 And here is the happy couple, still very fit and living an active life.
 And here are most of Norma and Orm's descendants, several of whom came back to the island for the occasion.
 I could not resist this shot of the photographers, especially as it shows Mahana's beautiful grounds.
 After he photographs, we went on to "Hilli's" restaurant, where we were greeted with a fglass of bubbly.
 Here are the three siblings - Bernie, Norma and Lennie. Sadly Mick died four years ago.
And here Norma and Orm's lovely grandson Pete shows them some of his pictures of the occasion.
It was a diamond night!!!

Now below is a picture of many of the family and friends was they prepared to travel to Norfolk Island for the wedding all those years ago. That is the bride and groom in the centre. At that time, much of the family were living off the island, but it was important to "go home" for their special day.

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