Lumberton, NJ – Surprise! Two weeks ago, Venetia Fanourgakis walked in to her home on Saturday evening and was greeted with a surprise birthday party by her family and friends.

The evening was celebrated with a chocolate cake, presents and decorations throughout the house. One of those decorations was a series of photographs featuring her life on tree branches. Laughs were shared by Venetia and friends as they gazed upon the historic tree of life.

Cosmos Philly sends a big happy birthday shout out to Venetia! Here’s a poem on turning 50 we found and would like to send out to her.