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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