03 July 2011

Les & Sal Powrie celebrate 30 years of marriage with the family

On 1 July 2011 we hosted a family celebratory dinner at our home. All of our family (Sally & Les Powrie, Shelly & Andrew, Joshua and Hannah Herbert, Colleen & Rohan and Amy Schwartz, Andrew, Cindy and Richard Powrie, as well as Sally’s mother Margaret Burns, brother Mark Burns and girl friend Alison, my brother Ron & Pamela Powrie.
We made up our tables and chairs, and borrowed three chairs and some cutlery and crockery to meet the needs.


Table settings, and flower box outside the lounge window, which has just been made by Les.

Then delicious dinner was laid on - Sally’s famous Lasagne with tossed salad, coleslaw, beetroot, garlic bread and avocado pear. Sprite was added to red or white grape juice or apple juice for a refreshing drink.

This was followed by granadilla and strawberry cheese cakes made by Cindy.

Clockwise around the table from the left: Sally & Les, Amy (in pram), Margaret, Alison, Mark, Cindy, Andrew H, Hannah, Shelly, Joshua, Andrew P, Ron, Pamela, Colleen, Rohan, Richard.

We combined the evening with an early celebration of Sally’s mother’s 80th birthday (3 October 1931) – a surprise for her. She came from Pretoria for our celebration, and to see the great grandchildren, little suspecting that she would also be a star of the show. But most of us will not be able to make it to her 80th birthday celebration in Pretoria in October, so we included her in these celebrations.

This was a wonderful evening, proposed and masterminded by Sally.
Excitement was even added by a drunk vagrant woman collapsing at our front door – just in case anyone needed more excitement.
We had a joyous family get-together and look forward to another 30 years together! Then that should be getting just about in time for an eternity together.