Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Funerals, Weddings, Christenings.

Early Thursday mornin', it's been a long week. It's been a long couple of months to be honest.
My drummer, my oldest pal Jim, lost his dad Paddy quite suddenly after a short illness. Paddy was a relation of mine and such a lovely man. He had been looking after his ill wife for the past 15 years or so, and she had to see him go before her. Then last week she passed away herself. It's been quite a tough time for the family.

On the bright side, my boy Rob got married this weekend, one of the best weekends ever. You all know he's not my real son, but I have always treated him as so and love him so much. When my Da died I inherited his very old wristwatch. It gave me great pleasure to pass it on to Rob, quite an emotional moment for both of us. I have loved this boy from the day he was born, and though he is 30 now, he is still my baby. To pass on his Granda's watch to him meant so much to me. Unfortunately Rob & Emily will be returning to Melbourne in a couple of weeks, though hopefully they will return to Ireland to settle down. If not I can see myself making a long journey many times in my retirement.

Next Saturday... the christening of my grand-niece Sofia. (I will be, again, providing the entertainment.)


  1. The circle of life keeps on spinning, doesn't it? So sorry about Paddy and his wife. How fantastic that Rob and Emily came home to be married and that you could pass your father's watch to him. And in between all this and Sofia's christening is your own Ma's birthday!


  2. It's strange the way we get both sad and joyful moments happening at the same time. I suppose that's what stops us from topping ourselves. Glad you have some good stuff going on.

  3. You make me wish I had a large family. Not many of us Blue people left... and we are scattered.
    Hugs to you.

  4. So sorry for your losses. But how wonderful a gift you've given Rob..and I don't just mean the watch. He and his beautiful bride will always have a reason to return home: you.

    And a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ma! I silently acknowledged the day but since she probably doesn't read minds..well not of people she didn't give birth to...I thought I'd say it out loud. :)

  5. In the midst of life...
    I hope the joy out weighs the sadness; it certainly looked to be a beautiful wedding and you'll love Australia.

  6. I saw the post that you deleted, which was after this one.
    It will pass. Hang on to that tiny piece of knowledge.

  7. Okay, are you and your blog fighting? Because your last supposed post is invisible everywhere but on my blog list. :)

    Hope all's well in your neck of the woods.