Tuesday, 23 March 2010

A bonza do for a great cobber

Fair dinkum, we all gathered today at the Bar Copacabana to wish our good mate Gerry, one of the most generous and genuine guys you could ever meet, farewell on his journey to Australia to be with his daughter Sharon and family in Perth.
No apologies for the number of pictures, he's worth every one.

It was a strangely sad but also happy occasion and many friends were present to wish him all the best in this new adventure in his life. Here with our good friend Bill.

No doubt talking over a few ripper yarns,and believe me he has a few to tell, with good mates Mel and Bill.

Our mutual friend Clara and her partner Sergio were welcome guests. Clara works at the La Caixa bank in Olvera and, as always, has been very helpful and a bonza mate in recent transactions for Gerry and continues to be so for us whinging poms left here in Olvera. She definately deserves recognition and promotion (if you read this Clara, that's gotta be worth a good interest rate on our savings account !!.).

......and make sure you pay off that overdraft before you leave the country !!.
My lovely Anne with our good friend Gerry.
A rare picture of us both together.

Our lovely friend Eileen, who put so much effort into the organisation and made all the arrangements for the party to happen.

A great mate who will be sadly missed but who leaves us with so many fond and happy memories.

Alan, Shayne and Austin.

Great friends of Gerry are Mel and Bill, who as a surprise flew over especially from the UK to be at the party with their mate Gerry.

Gerry with Juan and Ana, owners of the bar, who did a brilliant job of laying on the tucker and grog at the party. Fantastic paella.

What else can we say Gerry but we all wish you well on your journey and your new life in Oz. We hope you have a beaut time and don't forget us here in Olvera while you're splashing around on the beach in Perth, eyeing up the sheila's and downing those (non alcoholic) tinnies. You've been a great mate and we'll miss you loads.
G'day and best wishes from us all.

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