Diary of An Irish Woman

musings of an irish lady now living in America.

Monday, November 24, 2008


My Uncle Charlie passed away last week in Connemara. He was my Mums Uncle - the youngest of 10 children of my Mamo (great grandmother) so more like my parents age. He was a character and in his Eulogy one of his best friends said that when you said Charlie, no body had to ask was it Charlie O' Malley. Everyone knew. He played so many Irish Musical Instruments that it always astounded me. He spun faster than anyone I knew in Irish Dancing. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren and the world has lost a lot in him not being here anymore.

I told my cousin that on the 7th day God created characters like my Uncle Charlie to keep him entertained in Heaven with his stories, music and laughter - otherwise would be full of altar lickers and holy joes and be a boring place all together. Good night Uncle Charlie - you will be missed - may the sod always lie gently above you.
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At 3:01 PM, Blogger jazz bird said...

What a wonderfully sweet portrayal of your uncle. I'm sorry to hear, though. My condolences to you and the family.

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Angela N. Boyce said...

I'm new to blogspot. I was trying the figure out how to respond to your comment.

Thank you for the information. I would love to talk more about it. My husband is Irish and German. With my children being biracial I have always stressed the importance of including all their backgrounds on their records.

When Gabe was diagnosed with Leukemia he had an enlarged spleen and 3.4 hemoglobin. It was communicated to me those were indicators of the Leukemia. I am happy you told so that I know what to look for when he is done with treatment.

Which treatment has worked best for you? [Blood transfusions, spleen removal, folic acid (I think i saw that on a site) ?]

Thank you again and Happy Thanksgiving!


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