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From the day I left Artane in October 1947 I've been running from my past. As I was known as Charlie from the being of my 'stay' in State custody from the age of two, it helped to learn on my release…

From the day I left Artane in October 1947 I've been running from my past. As I was known as Charlie from the being of my 'stay' in State custody from the age of two, it helped to learn on my release that my first name was in fact Patrick. It was therefore easy to forget about Charlie and leave him locked behind.

My race began in earnest when I fell in love with an eighteen year old clothing factory girl They started work at fourteen in those days. I had joined the RAF at the age of seventeen; just scraped in as a messing orderly, as I could just about read and write. With no home to go to on weekends off and leave periods I travelled the length and breath of the UK and stayed in bed and breakfast places, plus the YMCA. In those days there were signs a plenty of "No dogs or Irish allowed".

It was on one of those leave trips that I landed up in a small coal mining town in Co. Durham where I met the girl who became my wife. She came from a very materially poor family home of a two up two down terrace house. She had two brothers and two sisters. Her home contained a rich loving environment that no money could buy.

At first, she refused my proposal of marriage as she was too young, but then accepted me when she turned twenty. All I had to offer was a dream and with her love and inspiration I achieved what many would consider an impossible dream. There are so many things I've accomplished I now find it hard to believe I was capable of.

As if my earlier life had not been challenging enough, I was presented with much heartache to overcome along the way. Now that it's all over and I'm all alone, death can't come soon enough. Sorry I'll have to break off here as the pain has gotten too much. 

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Comment by james moy on May 2, 2014 at 7:36

Yes Jack, it was a complete waste of time as far as I was concerned, was more traumatised after the experience, was poorer, while the man with the degree was far richer, there was nothing he could do for me, and as I say, I developed through life to deal with my own therapy and counselling myself, and it did not cost the earth, we all have that ability, if we search for it, there is much magic around us , in nature, the sea, the seasons, the sky, moon, stars and sunshine, its all there, and treated with respect, not a threat to us !

MOST OF ALL, ITS NOT MAN MADE, AND HAS BUGGER ALL TO DO WITH THE VATICAN, OR ANY OTHER RELIGION. ITS NOT POLITICAL , AND OVERALL I SEE IT IN A "SPIRITUAL LIGHT".         SEEING IS BELEIVING, WE CANT SEE THE WIND, OR KNOW ITS COLOUR, BUT WE KNOW ITS WELL AND TRUELY THERE !                  AND WAS THERE LONG BEFORE THE HYPOCRITES THAT SCREWED UP THE WORLD,  WITH THEIR VARIOUS RELIGIONS, INVENTING THINGS LIKE VENIAL AND MORTAL SINS ! AND THE THREATS THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO MAKE. !

Heaven and hell are right here on earth, its called Religion, and the Roman Catholic Church are the leaders of

this hypocrisy! They have shown its content throughout the world, bible and rosary beads in one hand, leather straps in the other, destroyed much of the worlds Children, and I would rather hug a tree any day than one of them black robed basket cases !

jimmy

Comment by james moy on May 2, 2014 at 8:19

TO ALL SURVIVORS, PLEASE CONSIDER THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTESTING TO QUINN AND HIS CRONIES ABOUT THE PRESENT WAY THIS COUNTRY,  KNOWN AS IRELAND,  IS ONCE AGAIN ABUSING US ALL OVER   IN OUR ELDER YEARS, FOR THE SECOND TIME IN OUR LIVES!

THE RELIGIOUS HAVE CONTRIBUTED LARGE SUMS OF MONEY TO US, WHICH QUINN IN HIS INFINITE WISDOM, HAS DECIDED TO COMMANDEER AND CONTROL , AND TRY TO MAKE US GROVEL WITH OUR BEGGING BOWLS FOR WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OUR'S!

MOST OF US ARE IN OUR 60'S TO 90'S , AND I DOUBT THERE IS ANY THAT WOULD CARE FOR FURTHER EDUCATION, COUNCILLING, OR ANY OF THE OTHER CRITERIA THAT HIS SCHEME CALLED CARANUA IS OFFERING AT THIS TIME AND MOMENT .

THERE IS ONLY ONE PROPER WAY TO PROCEED WITH THIS , IT IS TO SHARE OUT EQUALLY AND FAIRLY THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY IN THE EXISTING FUND, BETWEEN THE REMAINING QUALIFIED SURVIVORS, AND PUT THE ENTIRE SAD AND DISGUSTING BUSINESS OF CARANUA, TO BED, FOR THEIR SAKES,  AS WELL AS OURS, AND GIVE US CLOSURE , FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL.

THIS WOULD ALLOW ALL SURVIVORS, TO DEAL WITH THEIR OWN FAMILIES, AND BE ESPECIALLY HELPFUL TO THE MANY SURVIVORS LIVING OUTSIDE OF EUROPE, LIKE IN THE USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, AND VARIOUS OTHER COUNTRYS, WHERE THEY DONT HAVE STATE ASSISTED BENIFITS,LIKE  NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES, ETC, AND WOULD ALLOW THEM TO PAY FOR THEIR MEDICATION , THAT THEY ENDURE DAILY.

QUINN AND HIS GOVERMENT HAVE ALL OUR DETAILS, NAMES/ ADDRESSES, ETC, AND COULD EFFECT THIS ARRANGMENT WITHIN THE SPACE OF 2/3 MONTHS, IN FAIRNESS TO ALL EXISTING SURVIVORS.

QUINN COULD ALSO ROUND OFF THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE FUND TO 200 MILLION, TO SHARE OUT BETWEEN US, AND COLLECT THE FURTHER MONEYS, PROMISED BY THE RELIGIOUS FROM THE SALE OF LANDS AND PROPERTY  IN THE FUTURE.  TO MAKE UP FOR THIS TOP UP. HE AND HIS GOVERNMENT HAVE THE TIME ON THERE HANDS TO DO THIS, WE DONT HAVE THAT, DUE TO OUR PRESENT AGES, SO IT IS THE LOGICAL WAY TO GO !

FAILING TO GIVE CONSIDERATION TO OUR REQUESTS NOW, WOULD ENSURE THAT QUINN HAS BUILT UP A LEGACY OF MORE SHAME,  ON THE FAILURE OF THE IRISH STATE TO ATONE FOR ITS SINS. AND ITS DAMAGE TO IRELAND'S CHILDREN.

LETTERS, EMAILS, AND PROTESTS , TO THE MEDIA, TO QUINN , AND THE VARIOUS OTHER MINISTERS, TD'S, THE RELIGIOUS, THE PRESIDENT, AND ANYONE ELSE WANTING TO PUT IRELANDS SHAME TO BED, NEED TO BE ACTIONED IMMEDIATLEY, ASAP !

 

Comment by michael burke on May 5, 2014 at 18:32
The truth will come out,one day,and They will suffer
Comment by jack colleton on August 9, 2018 at 14:35

Hello James.  I Think Now They Are Trying To Take The "Farm" Out Of "Monkstown". 

Comment by jack colleton on August 9, 2018 at 14:41

Beautifully Put Jimmy! 

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