Five generations gather in Murray Bridge

All smiles: Five generations gathered in Murray Bridge recently to celebrate a couple of important birthdays.

All smiles: Five generations gathered in Murray Bridge recently to celebrate a couple of important birthdays.

Not very often there are five generations gathered at the same place – but for Pat Stanton, of Port Wakefield, it was a dream come true as her family gathered from across the country to celebrate her 70th birthday.

To help commemorate the milestone was matriarch Jean Sayers, of Murray Bridge, who was also celebrating her 96th birthday, even if it was a little early.

Pat’s birthday, November 1, is just 10 days earlier than her mother on November 11.

Visiting Pat at her sister’s home in Murray Bridge was her daughter Wendy Kuchel, (Jean’s granddaughter) who flew in from Darwin for the occasion.

Jean’s great-grandson Anthony Batson, and great-great-granddaughter Alexis Batson dropped in from Alice Springs for the celebration.

Also along for the party were great-granddaughter Camille Batson and great-great-grandchildren Mikayla Batson and Cameron Pullen, from Adelaide.

Wendy said the family gathering was also made more special as Jean and Pat were able to meet Mikayla for the first time.

“Mum (Pat) hasn’t seen my grandmother for a number of years because she struggles to get up and see her because she is a carer,” she said.

“It was a big thing to get them all there on the one day.”

Jean has lived in Murray Bridge for many years tending to a very large brood, and she still lives at home with family.

ABOVE – Pictured in the photo were, back from left, Camille Batson, Anthony and Alexis Batson, Cameron Pullen, Mikayla Batson, Wendy Kuchel, front, Pat Stanton and Jean Sayers.