Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mam And Raymond

The Park Again

Can't remember if I have posted this already . A pre winter late afternoon.

The Children Of Yesteryear Around The Swing.

There are a few of these shots so I will be adding to them as I finish working on them.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

This One Takes Me Back.

What a great shot. We got all of the wall and some of the people. Nice to see Mam so happy looking.

Big boy Avery

Avery blowing bubbles out my back yard tonight.

Great Shot.

I know this is Eileens communion. Anymore information would be welcome. I like this photo.

Phyllis And Anne In The Backyard

This is a nice photo of Anne taken in what must have been the '70's.

Mexican Standoff

This is Dudley's special ball. Unfortunately Tilley really likes Dudley's ball. She steals it from him and won't give it back. Here Dudley is waiting for an opening to grab the ball back.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Eileen And Linda

I am just posting a couple of teasers here. I have a lot of photos from the 1998 trip and I will shortly do a compo of them.

Mam With Some Of The Kiddies Today

Abbie, Jack and Ava

Mam with Abbie, Jack and Ava

And the kiddies out back

Mother And Daughter

Stop it I love it.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Couple Of Jewels From Phyllis

Got these from the Philster tonight. Great photo of her and Linda. I have never seen this one before but it is a lovely picture of them both.
The bottom one of course is the big C back when he was the little C. This must have been taken in his pre-Rotschild period. The time of no Iphones, no designer salt and definitely no copper pans hanging over the stove. God love him.
Mam looks very happy. She must think that's me sitting on her knee. She doesn't have her glasses on.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


We rarely see Paul on the blog so here is a picture I found of him. I think it was taken in Norway or one of those countries.

Dr No. Is No More.

Joseph Wiseman was the first and most suave of all the James Bond villians. He introduced us to the Bond villian just as Sean Connery introduced us to James Bond. He passed away on Monday at 91 years of age. Below are a couple of links for those who are interested in knowing a little more about him.
I remember standing with Gerry Twyford in O'Connell St looking at the big ' Dr. No ' marquee on the Adelphi Cinema I think it was. The one halfway down O'Connell St. on the right hand side coming from Trinity College. Was that the Adelphi or the Savoy? Is it still there. There were so many cinemas in those days.
It was the first James Bond. I had never heard of James Bond until then but Gerry knew about him.
I just watched Dr. No the other night.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mam And The Bathing Beauties.

Note the Mother's averted gaze. I don't think I have posted this. I found it last night. There is another photo from this day on the blog somewhere here I think .

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Look Who We Ran Into!

Abbie and her second cousin Shane in the schoolyard

Shane and Abbie

Tracy (Raymond's eldest daughter) and her son Shane.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Oh No!! Not Again!!!!

Yes here is Dudley again in the midst of all this change he is still the same ever vigilant companion.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Chloe's Learning French

This is something she doing in school..

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dudley And Tilly At Stewart Park

This is Dudley arriving at the park to find his new found friend Tilly waiting for him. These short videos were shot using an iphone by Tilly's owners Marc and Rachel. The person arriving over the hill is me.

Daily Walk

A photo taken on an Iphone of Dudley and myself arriving at the park for our daily walk/exercise routine.

Al Martino

Al Martino died today. He was 82 and lived in Philadelphia. He played Johnny Fontane in the Godfather. I met him in Pittsburgh where he was appearing at the Heinz Hall with Marvin Hamlish. He was very glad to see he had a fan all the way from Ireland and we had a long chat in the lobby. He was very personable. I asked him if he ever saw Frank Sinatra which was a mistake but he laughed it off saying " not if I can help it ". I had forgotten Frank Sinatra had been very upset with him for playing the part of the washed up singer in the film which was partly based on him. He sent me tickets to his show and the show was fantastic. He had great stamina against the Pittsburgh Symphony.
He sent me this signed photo and some signed CD's in appreciation of his time spent in the hotel and how well he was taken care of.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jim and the Drinkers Paradise

Came accross this photo of our Jim, i think he was staying in this night. Having a few drinks a dvd and a curry

Nice Photo

The Audrey one again: this is such a nice photo. I was playing around with it in Photoshop and this is the result. I love this Photoshop work, it is called the 3 D effect.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Phyllis In Crumlin Village

This is not really a very good photo but I thought it was interesting with the village in the background. I think that is Liddys there in the background.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Philadelphia 2009 Part One

There were so many good photos that I had to split the presentation in two because of the size. It is great to see all these photos and to see everyone so happy.

Philadelphia 2009 Part Deux

There were so many wonderful shots here. I tried to pick out the top of the pops but there were just too many. I may pick out on or two of my personal favorites and post them ......

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Dad's Pose

Thank you all for sending me your photos. I came across this one of Colin and I was instantly reminded of Dad's pensive pose. This is him reincarnated and no better man than the big C. to adopt it so naturally. The only difference is that Dad would very often miss the edge of the table with his elbow and wake up with a start. These were the old days of course so some of you may not remember. Mam will.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Happy Birthday To Our Paul.

Are you looking at ME????

Joanne And Colins New Baby

Isn't he a little cutie?

Jem Lookin' Old And Tired Even With Photoshop.

Hier encore j'avais vingt ans.............................
Caption courtesy of smarty pants Brianie.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Graham's Photos.

Phyllis and Mick in the back garden. I don't think I have seen this one before although I think it is one in a series.

Thursday, October 01, 2009