Post by gercollinsfurlong on Dec 6, 2009 22:25:53 GMT
Hi Tommy Now i know you, and yes it is pj don't know where i got Mick from. Mam is still in the park and skinny Brian [butsy] in kildare also majella, Ann out in cut bush and myself newbridge as you can see some of us did not move far from the curragh i have the best of both worlds as the saying goes, i am near mam and also my dad.I see your dad every sat morning in Dunne's always stops for a chat he was very good to mam during the floods always looks out for her, him and dad were good mates.Well tommy now i know who you are i wont call you the skinny one again.
I Don't particularly get on with the old man these days but am very close to mam I do know what your saying about your mam its not easy on your own with the recent flooding i think they might have solved the problem , hopefully, they dug a large trench at the back of your block and filled it with stone so it should stop the water running down the hill and into the houses if it continues much longer the people wont be able to insure their houses anymore
The mention of the Trolly hill brings back fond memories of the good times that was had then across to Ambush hill to tunnels in the furse, playing hide and seek.or rambling out to the Liffey in Athgarvan or Blackers buying bags of broken biscuits ih Haydens shop or out to Walshestown to swim at the weir.
hi johnny just reading youre post was that the same hayden who delivered milk, to the curragh,if so i never knew he had a shop. my mam would leave 2/6every friday to pay him, we would always give him to bob and keep the rest. he never said anything and my mam never knew. what a lovely man he was. kathyo
Post by carmelkearney on Jan 22, 2010 23:43:31 GMT
HI GANG, IM OLDER THAN YOU LOT BUT WE ALSO PLAYED SPIN THE BOTTLE AND WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER WE WOULD SPEND ALL OF OUR TIME PLAYING HOUSE OUT IN THE FUR BUSHES [WOULDNT BE SAFE TODAY] , COMING INTO MY TEENS WE SAT ON THE CONCRETE STEPS BETWEEN THE MIDDLE AND BOTTOM BLOCK [ANN OLIVE AND MONICA MC.DONALD]WITH A TRANNY THEM GIRLS LOVED THEIRE MUSIC AND OF COURSE MOST OF OUR SOCIAL LIFE WAS IN THE WES,WE ALWAYS HAD CRUSHES ON THE BAND LADS,THEN WE HAD OUR HOPS AND HAL CONWAYS BUS TO DERBY HOUSE OR DREAMLAND. GREAT TIMES EVEN IF I WAS A BIT WILD. CARMEL K.
Your right Joey is 60 , what , I said 60, next Wednesday 27 so he should have a few bob left out of his birthday mula to buy his old pals a drink, bet his excuse on the night is that none of his pals turned up,
As for all our ages, I doubt that any of us think that we are old oldish,
till the 30th
Keep safe, keep well and keep your sense of humour. remember our wants are many, but our needs are few.
Post by carmelkearney on Jan 23, 2010 23:37:23 GMT
HI ANDY, YOUR RIGHT NONE OF US THINK WE ARE GETTING OLD,I SUPPOSE THE RIGHT WAY TO SAY THAT IS NONE OF US "LIKE" TO THINK WE ARE GETTING OLD. STILL JOEY IS LOOKING OK ON IT AND ILL TELL YOU SOMETHING ELSE KELLY QUINN FOUND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH DO YOU THINK WE COULD TALK HER INTO SHAREING IT, HA HA . CARMEL K,
Post by carmelkearney on Jan 24, 2010 21:05:33 GMT
HI ANDY, I LIKE THE SAYING,AND ARE"NT YOU THE CLEVER CHAP EARNING BROWNIE POINTS WITH YOUR WIFE [HI TRISH] ONLY JOKING YOU ALWAYS LOOK BRILL TRISH. LOOK FOREWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL NEXT WEEK AND I THINK JACKIE [SISTER] WILL BE UP FROM KERRY AS WELL SHOULD BE GOOD NIGHT.TILL THEN CARMEL K.
Hi Matt Carmel Kathyo Andy Tommy S Head(Tommy) Ref:Joeys Birthday Joey CELABRATES HIS 60th ON WED 27th but also Himself and Kelly (Veronica) also celebrate THEIR 39th WEDDING ANIVERSSARY. ALSO, SO CONGRATS TO THE BOTH OF THEM.
Hi Kathyo, Yes Mr Hayden owened the little shop which was in Athgarvan just up from Malachys Pub ( now owened by EDDIE HOBBS of show me the money fame) It was situated just across from Athgarvan Pitch/Putt pavillion,
Troops going to the Congo 1960/1964 I remember well the buzz going around the Curragh when the Army decided to send Troops to the Belgian Congo,in Africa. All the barracks full of troops from all over the country, Parades Bands to follow up and down the Camp. trying to get into the pictures due to the big crowds. All the Families standing at the Water Tower crying waving as the trucks drove by in convoy that never seemed to end, as they drove by all the soldiers singing A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY, ONTHE ONE ROAD,six long months without fathers brothers so far away, The Church full on sundays whenever there was trouble in the Congo, awaiting the letters to arrive following Paddy the postman as he went about his buisness of delivering letters from loved ones so far away,then the long six months over and the wait to see if you got the monkey or bow and arrows that you were always asking for in your letters. those were the days.