|WHO IS THIS VERY |
Monday, 30 May 2011
O K, ladies, how do you feel about a little game? There are no prizes though.
I have to be honest and admit that I am just a tad disappointed with the lack of input and comments from all of you. I know from the counter, etc, that you are certainly looking in. I am extremely pleased about that but I really need your input, comments, pictures, stories, etc. So, perhaps some of you would be interested in this little guessing game.
If you know who this very talented Sister is, just leave her name in the comments section below this post. If you prefer, you can e-mail the answer to me at email@example.com. I am positive that hundreds of you know this Sister so come on now, don't let me down. Please!
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
|IS THIS SR COLUMBA'S BUDGIE?|
Carol Brothers sent this video to me. Carol wonders if it is Sr Columba’s Budgie. I couldn’t say because I never made the acquaintance of Sr Columba’s famous feathered friend. (How’s that for a neat bit of alliteration?)
Since neither Carol nor I know if it’s Sr Columba’s budgie or not, we hope some other St Patrick's Girl can enlighten us. Maybe our good friend, Marie O’Brien, can tell us. As Marie used to buy food for the Budgie, she is probably very well qualified to identify it. Anyway, Marie, if this is the Bird in question, could you please tell me what exactly you fed it and where can I get some? If it is fit for human consumption I could sure use some of it myself!
Thanks Carol and I hope we’ll hear from Marie soon!
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Monday, 23 May 2011
"The twenty-fourth of May
is the Queen's Birthday.
If we don't get a holiday,
we'll all run away!"
That little ditty was an oft repeated one when I was in school. Perhaps no one chants it anymore. Even in my time at school it was out of date because the "Queen" referred to was not Queen Elizabeth II but her great-great-grandmother, the illustrious Queen Victoria. However, it was part of our repertoire of silly rhymes and we trotted it out every year around this time. This was probably the most welcome verse because when it made its yearly appearance we knew that we wouldn't have to "run away" because we would definitely get that 24th holiday.
St Patrick's girls enjoyed their long twenty-fourth weekends as much as every other Newfoundlander. These two photographs are proof positive of that!
(To enlarge the photos, double click on them.)
|A Twenty-Fourth Weekend at Seal Cove|
This is a group of St Patrick's Girls enjoying a 24th weekend at Judy Comerford's parents' summer house in Seal Cove. Judy Comerford, Betty Simms and Doreen Walsh are perched on the rail. Valerie McGrath is sitting on the chair in front of them and Alice Prim is peeping out around Valerie. The other silly folks on the ground are Myra Walsh, Bernadette Grouchy, Elizabeth Meaney, Beth Anne McAllister and Diane Hawley. The photographer was Barbara Sharpe. Myra was the only girl who wasn't a bona fide St Patrick's Girl, having gone to Mercy Convent. Myra was Doreen's cousin, Bernadette's bosom buddy, and the good friend of us all, so her credentials were more than good!
The eleven jived the night away and before going to bed in the early hours of the morning, all eleven knelt down and said the Rosary. How amazing is that! The next morning the ground was white with snow. By mid-morning the hot sun was beaming down and had frightened the snow away. It was warm enough for the merry band to sit outside and eat lunch as the sun continued to smile down on them. There are a few other stories from that weekend but they are best left for another time - or maybe just best left!
Another 24th May weekend and the girls are still together, this time at Lawrence Pond. Mr & Mrs Simms, Betty's parents, have kindly and trustingly, allowed them the use of their summer house at Lawrence Pond. This group consisted of eight or nine girls but only four were brave enough (should I say foolish enough?) to take the boat out on the pond. The intrepid sailors are Elizabeth Meaney, Betty Simms, Beth Anne McAllister and Barbara Sharpe. That weekend generated a few stories too but suffice it to say that "a good time was had by all".
There has been a lot of water under the bridge since those carefree weekends. They have left us all with many golden memories. Today, as we celebrate another 24th weekend, savour the memories but make new ones too. Wherever you spend it, have a great Twenty-Fourth of May weekend!
Monday, 9 May 2011
DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON THE
PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM.
|MARGIE POWER, BETTY SIMMS, MARY NEVILLE,|
LUCILLE JOY, SHEILA BULGER, JUNE HEALEY,
JEANNIE FOLEY, CAROL CROMWELL
|MADONNA MERCER & BERNICE NOFTALL|
|JEANNIE ALBERT, NANCY STANLEY, SHEILA BULGER, |
AND SHARON HEALEY
|MARY NEVILLE, MARY DINN, PATRICIA MOREY|
MADONNA MERCER, LILA MERCER
|MARY JOHNSON, BERNICE ROSE & ALICE HENNESSEY|