Thursday, July 10, 2003

Here's a picture of Terri kissing the Blarney stone. I did it too, but the gift of eloquence still eludes me. I don't talk too good yet. I'm waiting for the effects of kissing the stone to kick in. They say it takes 12 hours, but I'm not so sure. My dad kissed it in 1974 and I immediately noticed the improvement in his gift of gab.

This is a picture of my mom's house in Tubrid, Ireland. She was born there as was her father, and his father. It's been in the family for 160 years. Next to the house, there is a really cool castle which is at least 1000 years old. I was impressed with this castle when I visited there in 1967, and I find that it still had the same effect on me even at my mature age of 43. It's just so unusual to grow up in a place where there's a castle so close to your house that you can throw a rock and hit it. We climbed up into the castle and took lots of pictures, all the while thinking to ourselves, "If only these walls could talk. " My cousins don't seem to realize how unique this castle is to have in your 'backyard'.

Here's a picture of the Kennedy estate from across the valley, looking much like it did 100 years ago, I'm sure.


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