Special to the Tribune/Advisor
Nancy Morrow of Miocene was completely surprised last month when she came home to find her living room filled with family and friends.
They were there to honour a special lady with a surprise party on the occasion of her 85th birthday, Saturday, Jan. 25.
Conversations could be heard about many stories over a pot luck meal attended by about 40 friends and family who braved cold temperatures to be there.
The well wishers brought out a big birthday cake with a photograph of Nancy with some of her hunting trophies that decorated the cake.
Nancy has ranched at Miocene for the past 47 years with her husband Merv.
She came to the Cariboo from the Keremeos area in 1965 to work for ranchers Bordie and Lou Felker at the 115 Mile Ranch near Lac La Hache.
She worked on various other ranches around the region for a few years, then moved back to the Okanagan for a while.
But she soon returned to the Cariboo where she met and married Merv.
She says the Cariboo is home as it grows on you.
In addition to ranching, Nancy is an avid hunter and fisherman.
About two years ago Nancy was injured in a very serious ATV accident while checking on her cows.
She is working on a full recovery so that she can get outside fishing and hunting this summer and fall with her grandchildren.