Some people and events of late

In late December we were invited to a retirement Party for Janet Davis, one of Roy’s friends of very long standing (65 years and counting).

I think this one photo expresses Janet’s character very well, ebullient, enjoying herself, taking pleasure in other’s enjoyment and having the occasional sip.

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Of course there were the usual crowd of hangers-on including this collection of old friends from very early days to more recent.

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Of course the highlight of proceedings was when Janet announced that the whole affair was a little premature as she was returning to work in the New Year.

Then there were the people who visit us from time to time.

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Bernice, Edwina, Colin, Bill and Estelle

And then a surprise visit from Scrabble playing friends from times past

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Robin, Bernice, Pat, Jeff and Glennis

Followed by a return visit from the Helen and Don from Oamaru days

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Then of course in the New Year a memorable double act was celebrated Janet’s 70th birthday and Ron and Janet’s 50th wedding anniversary both on the same day!!

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The happy couple, not doing too badly for their age and time together, may it long continue.

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Then this character,  old friend and long ago best man, stood tall to speak.  The happy couple continued to enjoy themselves

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and some old friends were also there looking on

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3 Responses to “Some people and events of late”

  1. Karel Thompson Says:

    Names on the big standing photo would be great.

  2. The Vanninis' Manoeuvres Says:

    […] We attended their 50th wedding anniversary at the beginning of the year which you can read about here. I forgot to take any pictures as we were too busy catching up and doing far more important […]

  3. Friends | The Vanninis' Manoeuvres Says:

    […] Glennis & Robin came to visit after we caught up with them last week at Cathy & Wayne, we last saw Glennis & Robin  when they came to visit with other friends two year ago which we blogged about here […]

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