Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.
This is the Day, this is The Day that I’ve reached my 90th birthday. It was a long haul by any standards but also with a long list of reasons to be thankful. My eldest brother, Denis,(RIP) always told me that on that fateful day April 24th in 1933, at evening time he was told to go down to town (on foot) and tell Bridgy Reardon to come up. Bridgy Reardon lived in with Maggie Long and her son Jerome who had a shop in lower Pound Hill. It had a fire place at the off end and the counter and shop at the other of the same room. There was always a nice fire burning in the grate and people would sit there and talk to Maggie while she got their purchase for them. Sometimes on our way home from school, we’d drop in if they’d asked us at home to bring something. A loaf of bread or a box of matches or so. Bridgy could often be there resting by the fire as we came and went. Middle aged, comfortable looking . My brother had no idea why he was to tell her to come to our house for but just did as he was told. She went on foot with her bag at least I never her saw her having a bike like other nurses as I can recall. Anyway it seems that I arrived at sundown on that day 90 years ago. I want to continue thanking all the kind people who are sending well wishes and I want to wish the popular Joanne O’Riordan a very Happy Birthday today, also Johnnie Mc Avoy who share this day with me.
Here are the results of this week’s lotto draw which was held on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 1,18.25,27 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to John Twohig Castlecor, Mallow, the seller was Colemans and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Denise Smyth c/o Michelle Whelan. €20 each to Kevin Murphy, c/o The Bush Bar, Joan Corkery c/o Mary O’Connor, Mary Lynch, Kilcorney, Martina O’Donoghue, c/o Colemans, Breda Sheehan c/o Tom Carroll, Tim Healy Murphy’s Terrace, Linda & Mary Coleman c/o Colemans, Catherine Cleary c/o Healy’s Bar.
Next Draw Bank Holiday Monday May 1st. Jackpot €8,000.
In closing I want to wish you all a very Happy and enjoyable Bank Holiday Weekend. Please drive with extreme care.
Agus sinn abfuil a cairde Slán is Beannacht Dé libh go léir.