photo from 1949, approx Belmont Mass
I Have Been Away February 18, 2018
A marvelous trip to London and Dublin to visit family and friends.
Son Andrew and his 2 daughters Alannah 12 and Isolde 7 in their home in Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland
In a pub in Terenure, Dublin Same pub, Vaughn’s, Alannah, Kerri-Anne and Amanda. Amanda is Andrew’s wife and Kerri-Anne is her sister.
Following lunch the granddaughters and I went to the small but very good Village Bookstore 2 doors away. During my trip I visited book stores at every opportunity. My failing? My interest!! Alas, I didn’t come across any yarn stores in my travels. It’s just as well, I could hardly shut or lift my suitcase for the return trip back to Seattle.
Vaughn’s in the village of Terenure is within easy walking distance of Andrew and Amanda’s home in Rathgar. Rathgar village also has numerous excellent bars and restaurants and shopping facilities. Up until about a month ago Rathgar also had a book store
My husband Ian and I lived in Rathgar when we first came to Ireland in Year 1 of our marriage in 1968. We had the top floor flat in a former house – very similar to Andrew and Amanda’s home now. sort of but not exactly like this red brick home
Ian and I did our shopping at the Gourmet Shop in Rathgar but sadly the owners passed away recently and the shop is now closed – a victim of the passage of time and a small shop bowing to the dominance of a much larger shopping facility (SuperQuinn) opening nearby.
Rathgar Presbyterian Church is strikingly dominant in the village. And this is where our youngest son David was baptized. This photo doesn’t do it justice.
January 6 January 6, 2018
A date when I especially think of my sister Ruth who passed away last September. She was born in 1926 so today would have been her 92nd birthday. I think of her every day but today especially. Good memories. Following are a few pictures taken over the years.
Photo From Long Ago August 11, 2017
That’s a dad helping his son – before we had Lego. The son is now in his 40’s and the dad in his 80’s. The photo was taken in 1975 in the living room of our house in Dublin Ireland.
(I’m scanning my photo collection so keep reading this blog to see more memories.)
Memories Of Fiji July 9, 2017
A bearded man, post chicken pox 1976
an aspiring weaver
the three wizards
Some Photos From Our Week In Connecticut June 30, 2017
view from 36 Red, venue for our 17th birthday lunch
the party people
Holly – the new puppy who stayed at home
Holly likes to watch the painters
Holly in her bed – she is such a sweet little puppy and she gets up to all sorts of mischief
Lunch at Marlay’s in Essex, 3 generations
A Day In Mystic Connecticut June 27, 2017
We had a 17th birthday celebratory lunch at 36Red on the river in Mystic Connecticut. Almost within sight of the Draken Harald – the Viking Ship which sailed the Atlantic in 2016 and wintered in Mystic. A beauty of a day with good weather, delicious food, successful shopping, superb company, etc etc. Superlatives galore for our oldest grandson’s 17th birthday.
And I even did some knitting too!