That phrase has meaning for us... The Williams family have been returning to Bondi for almost 50 years.
This year was Norm's 75th birthday bash. He confides he is writing his life story, titled "Above the Norm," but we can't have a copy -- not just yet.
To celebrate the day, the gang gathered on the beach at Springside, with fun and fellowship. Of course, a birthday calls for a cake... and a gift. Stuart organized both items. He selected four of Napster's Notes and framed them for Uncle Norm, who was absolutely delighted with the choice.
Norm was so delighted, he purchased an additional print from Napster's portfolio. It is a print, Norm tells us, that is destined to be shown in high places, including in London, England, where son Andrew hangs out with the art elite. We have our fingers crossed!
Alice managed to herd the younger set onto a bench, complete with balloons, for the Birthday Speech, but on this occasion even Alice was left almost speechless. Her sentiment that 'even those who aren't here, are here,' however rang with poignant meaning.
Well said, Alice. And many happy returns, to all the Williams, a wonderful part of our Bondi Family!