Thornton Terrace resident James Brierly, bottom right, was surprised for his 79th birthday on Friday by a visit from his children, including daughter Marie Strickland, who has not been to Indiana in more than 25 years. Photographed with James Brierly are, front left: Carolyn Mack; middle row, from left to right: Linda Boston, Leola Brierly, Kristy Shepherd, Marie Strickland, Rita Kinman and Juanita Brandon; back row, left to right: Noah Rodgers, Edward Shepherd, Ernest Mack and Doug Kinman. (Submitted photo)