Saturday, July 31, 2010

Rowan Walsh

Rowan, these were taken earlier today, I thought she looked so pretty, I just had to share.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Boots for Montana

Here is my stud wearing his new studs

Here is Terry in his new fishing boots that he bought for Montana.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Eileen And Eva In Windmill Park Around 1981

At least I think it was '81. It was the year Eileen got baptized in St. Agnes's.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday To Abbie.......July 16th

Happy birthday to my gorgeous and very precious little girl. Forever love and kisses, Mammy xxxxx

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Video Of Our Walk In The Woods

This is a five minute video of our walk in the woods on sunday night.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 4th week-end with Colin and Joanne and Patty and Andy


Posted by PicasaThese shots were taken at the Olsen House in Cushing, Maine. This is where Andrew Wyeth painted Christina's World, among many other painting. Andrew Wyeth is buried across from the road from the house.
We had so much fun with everyone here.

Friday, July 09, 2010

A Portrait Of Vitorrio Giaracca

Just another example of her amazing talant, This is a painting of a friend and fellow artist of tomie

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Our backyard

The storm knocked down our fence in the backyard. Several of us had no power from 6 pm to 2 am

A few weeks ago

Our neighbors tree after a bad storm. Tree is back up with ropes.

Van without engine

Engine without van

The guy who took out the engine


Monday, July 05, 2010

Jammets Restaurant In Dublin

John Lennon's entry in Jammets Guest Book.

This was the only restaurant in Dublin in the late '50's and early '60's. It had a great reputation and was so far out of reach of the ordinary person that it may as well have been on the moon. It closed down for some reason and all the cooks went to the hotels around Dublin. We got some of them in the Gresham.
The Gresham at this time was a funny place. There was already an elite core of chefs and cooks who had been there for a long time and who were 'in' with the right people. They treated all newcomers with a touch of disdain and the cooks who came from Jammets were no exception. There was a roast chef who had come from there, he was a very hard worker and very good at what he did. I would watch him as he tried to curry favor with the people who had been there a long time. They never accepted him and he was left as an outsider.
These 'elite' were patronizing , condescending and , in their own way, very cruel to newcomers. They were almost a Trade Union in and of themselves and everyone sought their approval. They didn't like me at all.
At the time Jammets was the mecca of haute cuisine in Dublin along with the Russell Hotel. These were the two places at the time that were the best places to work and learn the trade. They were seen as far above us in quality and style. It was a shame when it closed down. I would have loved to have dinner there but of course I had more chance of going to the moon than to eat in such a fancy place at that time.
There was another hotel in Dublin at that time called The Russell, not to be confused with the Russell in London. There was a French Chef there and he had a very good reputation.

J.P. Lookin' Pretty

Taken today 4th of July on a walk with the Duds. I only picked out the good ones. There were just as many, if not more, bad ones.  

I'm ready for my closeup

The School Around The Corner's Just The Same.

I found this old clip of this old radio program by Paddy Crosbie. We used to listen to it regularly. I don't know if there are reruns of this in Ireland. If not then this should bring back a few memories.