Dudley made a new pal and it looks like they are going to be best friends. Max is only one year old so he is full of energy. He is big, almost ninety pounds, and very fast. He is also very gentle and a true little gentleman. They played their little hearts out today and they were both very tired afterwards.
Our indian summer continues here in Roseburg. It certainly is a pleasure to go walking with Dudley through this beautiful scenery every day. I don't know how long it is going to last but hopefully another few days. Then the rainy season will start. We will say goodbye to the sun for a while and settle in to rain spattering on the window panes.
I don't know if Ross Studios still exist but this is a great example of the work they did. This was almost a coming of age ritual in those day. To have a photo done by this studio ( Can't remember where it was, I think Meath Street) was a like a jewish bar mitzvah in that you became an adult because these people did not take photos of youngsters.
This was during the peak of Elvis' popularity , hence the quiff.
Father James used to come for a visit every Tuesday during the late 50's and early 60's. He was a great musicologist and also took many of the high quality photos taken of us during this time. He was a great influence on me when I was young.
These photos of Mam and Abbie were taken in July 2008 at Abbies birthday party. I think it shows the very close relationship they have. Abbie loves her nanny and is very attached to her which is fantastic for both of them.
Look at these fellas! Aren't they a great looking bunch. This is Dad with his brother Richie outside the Irish Press when they were very young. He must have been around 21 at this time or maybe a little more. That's Richie in the grey double breasted suit out in front.
Eva's daughter has just been in a terrible car accident where her 21 year old friend who was driving was killed. She was lucky to get away with her life and only suffered a few injuries to the head. This all happened last week. God must have been smiling on her.