Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tomia's Icon.... she just completed...The last supper

Just to remind us all that Easter is not just about Easter eggs

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Martin's 60th Birthday Surprise Party

Photography by Eileen.

Luana's Birthday Today

Happy Birthday Sweetheart. She is on the right.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Abbies legs, someone else's shoes......

Pensive Abbie

And lil' miss Hollywood!

Ireland Trip In 1974

These are a few snaps of a hitch hiking trip that Paul and I took around Ireland in 1974. Unfortunately we didn't come back from this trip the way we left.
I don't think I have posted these photos before.
This was the trip that nearly cost us our lives. We had hitch hiked from Dublin through Cork and lots of other places including kissing the Blarney Stone. We got stuck at the Rock of Cashel and couldn't get a ride for hours. Finally a small Fiat came along with a young driver. We got in, thankful to get out of the cold, and drove off.
I had a sudden premonition that something was going to happen and, as Paul was in the front seat, I told him to fasten his seat belt which he did. A few minutes later we smacked into a Morris Minor that had been parked with no reflectors or lights on a country road. The driver of the little fiat had been drinking and driving very fast. This was long before breathalysers or drunk driving laws.
Next thing I knew I was waking up in a pile of broken glass and with Nun's feet walking around me in a glare of headlights. I had hit my head on the seat and was cut deeply above the upper lip and they eye. I also had some leg damage. Paul was very lucky to have fastened the seatbelt. he hurt his leg but was otherwise unharmed.
They took us to the hospital where they stitched me up and we were driven up to Dublin in an ambulance the next day with a few nurses.
We arrived home to the house the day after I think.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dudley In Bone Heaven AKA ' Bone Appetit'

We were in Eugene today and Dudley picked this bone out for himself. He carried it all the way to the register. Then he looked up at me for the credit card.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Martin Is 60 Today

Happy 60th birthday Martin xxx

39 Years Married Today

Happy Wedding Anniversary

Happy 15th Birthday To Stuart

Happy birthday to Stuart today.....Lynda's son.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Birthday To Chloe, She Is 10 Today.

A few words about Chloe, I know we all have great things to say about our children so I'm gonna keep that tradition up. Everyday Chloe amazes me with her unbelievable kindness she is truly a lovely little person who brings sunshine to my life. So a big happy birthday and lots of love from Mam, Dad, Holly and Sean.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Double Take

Phillis and Dylan...I think they are alike....what do you think

Dublin Sweet Shop Window 1958

No gobstoppers? I'll have a few bulls eyes, some broken rock and a cough-no-more.

More Jewels.

Look at Ray. The picture of innocence. Mini Terry. .
These are also from Dor. She tells me the one of Mam and Dad was on Cecil's camera. I know that I have seen this photo before and I am sure it is on my computer. I think it was taken at the Dublin Zoo in the '50's and was one of a series. How then was it taken with Cecils camera? I remember the outfits, that was Mam's favorite coat and Dad's favorite outfit. I seem to remember remarking on this photo in a previous post. I love this shot because they both look carefree and happy and glad to be out. A rare outing in those days.,
Any info on this?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Family Jewels

These photos were among ones that Dor sent me this afternoon. I will let her explain where she got them and anything relating to them that might be of interest to us all. I think they are marvelous, all the more so because they have not been seen before to my knowledge. There are a few more to be done. I will post them as soon as they are done.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Mothers Day.

To Brians Sweet Little Mammy.
Posted for Brian on behalf of all of us.
Brian wasn't able to post it.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lorraine's Anniversary On Sunday The 14th....R.I.P

If you get a moment ...say a little prayer...if you can't ...a little thought will do

The Stewart Park Dog Lover Gang

This a collection of dog lovers who walk their dogs at around the same time every day give or take fifteen minutes or so. Questions are asked if you miss more than a few days and your wherabouts are the subject of speculation.

Hail, rain or snow these 'habituees' are there with their dogs. Many global problems are either discussed or solved on this patch of green grass on a daily basis. There is much conversation on the way things are today as opposed to the way they were , from music to general behavior. It never gets boring.

Saturday, March 06, 2010


Sean did some modeling in NYC. That's him in the lower left hand corner. I guess he's big in Japan.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Jack And Lilly With The Kids At Portmarnock

Nobody knows the names here?

I only know Lilly and Jack in this photo. Can someone put the names with the numbers in the comments? I will put them here when I get them .

Monday, March 01, 2010

Happy Birthday Lynda March 2nd

News from up north

Sorry for not posting in a long time. I have been busy with new projects. This is my new and renovated workbench
This is part of my newly renovated shop where I teach fly tying and sell various fly tying and flyfishing equipment

This is a new kitchen island our next door neighbour made for us, the top is made from cherry , he also made the cherry bowl that sits on top. This was inspired by the island Colin made for his kitchen last year.

Here are some wild Turkeys, that stopped by our back yard this morning to do a little scratching around the bird feeders, we get a lot of animals coming by during these hard winter months.