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Teri's Blog – October 2016 Archive (4)

A Brave Fenian Man.....

My Grandfather was a brave Fenian man...

Who hailed from Oldcastle, Co Meath from a family of Tin Merchants..

As a child I see him, with a broken arm in a sling -

His flat cap and his jacket that hung in limp like cloth from age.

I only have that one snippet of memory

But he is my Granddad all the same...

I recall the vigil as we, children, were brought in "to say goodbye"

There was a ghostlike presence in the bed...

The white linen and starched cloths…

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Added by Teri on October 2, 2016 at 20:21 — No Comments

A Lullaby of Peace....Memories of Howth...

A lullaby of peace

I want to walk along the cliffs

And down the promenade

I want to feel the gentle wind in my hair

And the sea mist upon my face.

I want to know what it is like

to feel like me again.

And look out upon the waves at the

seagulls swooping o’er

I want to know the me I was,

the carefree girl of…

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Added by Teri on October 2, 2016 at 20:13 — No Comments

My Lovely Mammy...and her Washboard...

The Washboard

I remember so well my mother

Washing our clothes on her washboard

She had an old wooden one for many years

And was delighted to be given a new one.

The new one had glass ridges down it,

I remember her propping it

In the old square sink

Which was also only new –

Before that she would kneel on the floor…

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Added by Teri on October 2, 2016 at 20:10 — No Comments

The Re-Union....A Village in Co Offaly....

The Re-Union – Crinkle National School 2009

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A School Re-Union in Crinkle

Sure I’ll go and spend a while

Perhaps I’ll recognise some old faces

50 years they say –

Am I really that old?



Off I drove into the evening…

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Added by Teri on October 2, 2016 at 20:05 — No Comments

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