Hi Johnny Thanks for that. That will be my way of tracking him down. I kind of thought that it was Shanks son playing for Longford with the name, however I did not look into that to much. Have to go and hide now as I think we have a Metorite invasion. Regards JKelly
I remember when my Dad was in Cyprus (1964) - he was there for six months and we missed him so much - on the day the troops were due home - all of us kids were dressed in the blue and white of the united nations and were at the barracks when they got off the truck - oh what a great day that was and what a great party we had in McDonough.
hi all what a lovely photograph and how smart they all look,all in their lovely jumpers and ties ps clock the sandal's i loved those brown sandal's we got ours from mr smith the tally man, he called every friday all the best kathyo
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Feb 4, 2010 14:20:37 GMT
As you remarked to me last Saturday night, the initials and xx to written on the walls, wonder would there be any clues to the Kearney secret in there.
Notice Ann was very lucky she is wearing a pair of Clarkes sandals toes and heels out, got one pair of them, that was after I got my appendix out in rather a hurry, got spoiled a bit for a while after that, and then it was back to the usual brown.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Feb 4, 2010 14:23:39 GMT
The Cyprus and Congo parties were great do you remember, there would a pound of mixed biscuits, and of course the usual bottle of Mahons Red Lemonade and the whole bottle to yourself, plenty of crates of McArdles and Guinness, a bottle of Sandeman Port and a bottle of Sherry for the ladies. The sing song and dancing in the kitchen, how did they manage it, there was'nt room to swing a cat.
I remember my Dad bringing us all back presents from Cyrprus, I got a little bag with a map of cyprus on it, thought it was great. Dad brought Mum (RIP) back a white leather coat and she wore it when they went on their evening walk around the Curragh - could spot them for miles. Bless them.
Iam not sure what year we moved to Ceannt However I plan to research the old records on married Quarters and hopefully with luck I will be able to show who lived in most of the married quarters down through the years, I didn't think anyone would recognize me from that photo it must have been the knobby knees
Thank you for the nice comments on the photo, I don't have to many photos of that time, thats one I have on my wall at home.
Now Rose Iam looking at the wall and my guess is the initials of PH is Paul Hughes I don't think he is Maura's secret, I could be barking up the wrong tree but reading between the threads his last initial could possibly be K, what do you think?
Hi Rose, Speaking of presents from overseas service. I vaguely remember when my father returned from the Congo. The house was soon littered with carved statues of elephants, lions, giraffes, monkeys and tribesmen with spears and shields. That Christmas, Santa was very generous, although he must have gotten mixed up because he left some bazaar things, like tom-toms, toy spears and safari hats. Thank God for the selection box. With so many nippers in the house, by the summer, most of the statues were missing heads, arms and feet.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Feb 4, 2010 21:07:48 GMT
Don't think it would be Paul, maybe you right we might be barking up the wrong tree altogether, and maybe the initial K could be the clue. We'll say nothing until we hear more. P Toy might not be Maura's secret but, I do believe himself and Carmel migh hae had something going.