This evening I visited Aunt Tess, Dad’s sister.
I was deeply touched when she shared that my grandfather adored Johnny- my Dad! I had never heard this loving affirmation before.
She inquired about our family in the United States - mentioning them by name.
She really savored every spoonful of the small dish of Trifle that I gave her.
Aunt Tess is feisty and funny. She tells delightful stories about her childhood days growing up in the cottage in Ballyroan. Every time our family returns to Ireland, we enjoy spending time with her.
|This is site where Abbeyleix Hospital stood, now a nursing home.|
We saw scene after scene of beautiful wild flowers and green fields like this in County Laois where our family lived for the first 8 years of my life☘️