welcome to the site, true tis a great site indeed. I have a picture of your dad in my head, a tall slim man going a bit scarce in the hair department, but a quite man, he was tall to me, actually every one was tall to me, even the seven dwarf's. I seem to remember that he soldiered in Pearse correct me if I am wrong as I am famous for being so.
Keep safe, keep well and keep your sense of humour. remember our wants are many, but our needs are few.
Re:Connolly/Ceannt Hi Cyrill welcome to the forum I was in the company of your brother Tom on Friday last at my nephews wedding, he was in good form as i hope this finds you the samehow are things with you, are you moved out of Brownstown as that is the last time i seen you. keep well and keep in touch with the site. Johnny x pearse now of Suncroft
Post by livenowpraylater on Sept 15, 2011 12:28:08 GMT
Jonny. i remember CB. too d**n well, done a lot of it myself, if i earned it i never minded doing it, there was one time that bugged me to this day, and it just goes to prove that you cant always trust your fellow man. i was on 14 days CB when a cpl asked me to drive a fellow soldier home to Ballyfermot, Dublin , he was leaving the army after 21 years service, he got compassionate leave plus, his dad was dying of cancer. i of course said i cant do it that i was on CB, don't worry i.ll cover it for you it will be ok said the Cpl. i had a rag top side valve split screen morris minor at the time. one that i bought off Jim Culhane Plunkett Bks. got all Mazzy Coyne's things in the car off we go , dropped him off at his house , off i set back for the Curragh, just outside newbridge i met the said Cpl on his bike going home , i gave him a toot on the horn and he gave me a wave back. next morning i was wheeled in front of the co an a charge of being awol while on CB. 28 days march him out.
the same Cpl that asked me to drive his friend to Dublin at my expense put me on the charge of being awol. that is the sort of comrade you want ti back you up when you are in a tight spot. edward.
Re:CONNOLLY/CEANNT Hi Edward not nice that Cpl, When on cb one weekend my best friend thinking that I fancied his sister as i always hung around him and her stood in one friday night in the Recruit depot, and let me off to go to Lawlors ballroom in Naas when low and behold there she was all on her own so I proceed to chat her up, and eventually left her home as she had been stood up that night by her boyfriend none other than my best friend as i had my eye on her all the time and to this day we remain the best of friends and i did best man at his wedding. hows that for cb. Johnny
Post by livenowpraylater on Sept 15, 2011 18:50:17 GMT
hi JONNY lovely story, one of life's little gems, when i got married [she is the only girl in the family 8 boys and 1 girl], the day we got married her oldest brother said to his wife i will give them 6 months at most, that was 42 years ago this September 19th. it's been a long 6 months but a very quick and short 42 years.
Jonny to hear you talking about lawlors in naas, reminds me of a story i heard many many years ago. this man got a suit of clothes made by a gents tailer's in naas, collected it on the Saturday night, off to lawlors ballroom that night, on the monday morning off he trots back to the tailers with the suit under his oxter, went into the shop and the female assistant says yes sir how can i help you. can i speak to the boss please he says, afraid not she says , he has gone to england to buy some material at the wholesalers and wont be back until Wednesday at the earliest. can i help i have been here for over 30 years. well he says i brought this suit back for some alterations, what's wrong with it says she, well it's like this , how can i explain it, you know Lawlors hotel yes she says , it has a ballroom hasn't it he said, well my trouser's hasn't any.
Re:CONNOLLY/CEANNT Hi Edward would that be the Ballroom had no romance. I remember a famous sign that was over the mirror in Joe Kellysbarber shop in Newbridge! Army haircuts repaired herein! bye for now johnny