Jim Gunn celebrates his 90th birthday

Jim responds with a little talk

Still firing on all cylinders, Jim Gunn, father of website editor Andrew Gunn, and of daughters Kath, Helen and Mandy had his 90th birthday on February 5, 2013.

Jim’s celebrations occurred on February 2nd, a few days earlier than his actual birthday.  There was a large turn-out of Jim’s family and friends for the occasion, when Helen Harpas (Gunn) and husband Steve hosted the occasion.

Over 50 guests arrived at the appointed time, with a large contingent from New South Wales.  The whole of the Gunn Clan from Sydney seemed to have descended upon Adelaide!  Andrew’s son and daughter had flown into Adelaide the previous day and they had brought their respective spouses and children with them.

Jim’s daughter, Mandy, had also flown in a few days earlier from Tasmania.

A magician miraculously appeared and several mysterious tricks later, the guests were treated to a feast of cakes, pies and barbecued shasliks.

To wrap up the events, Keith Bull delivered a humorous anecdote about his experiences in pushing Jim’s three-wheeler car when it broke down many years ago when the two of them attended university at night.  Andrew presented his father with a scrapbook containing photos and messages from members of the immediate family.  Jim also presented his great grandchildren with some wooden toys he had crafted in his workshop, as well as congratulating each member of the family for their achievements.

By 5 o’clock guests began to dwindle away with some very happy memories.

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Kelly Gunn announces wedding date

Kurnell picnic with Kelly and Adam

Kurnell picnic with Kelly and Adam

We were beginning to think it may never happen. Kelly Gunn, daughter of Andrew Gunn in Sydney, has now set a date for her wedding to Adam Lemke.  Kelly and Adam announced their engagement soon after Valentine’s Day in 2008.  Now, over a year later, there is mark on the calendar for 10 December 2009 as being the date for the wedding.

Kelly and Adam are planning an informal wedding with an outdoors ceremony and a reception for invited guests in one of the local clubs.  Of course we look forward to the occasion with great anticipation and interest.  We also wish them both a long and happy life together in the future.

Above: Kelly and Adam were having a picnic with Ruth and Andrew at Kurnell, South Sydney, when Adam popped the question of asking for Kelly’s hand in marriage.