By Kathleen Mullane

Congratulations to Padraig Reidy, son of Margaret and Paudie, who recently became engaged to Marie Vaughan of Leitrim West, Moyvane. Best wishes for their future happiness.

Another little boy for Orla and Sean Ahern – Gearóid is the new baby’s name. almost a football team now with the four boys, no doubt they will follow in their Dad’s and Uncle’s footballing steps. Congrats to Nellie and Mossie Ahern of Garrygloss, the proud grandparents.

Sympathy is extended to Donie and Eileen Broderick (Brouder) Upper Athea on the death in England of their sister Joan. ‘May she rest in peace’.

Maggie Large from Knockanure is back with her ‘Get Fit/Aerbics classes and is welcoming everyone to a venue near you. She is in Tarbert Community Centre on Mondays at 8pm. On Tuesdays she is in Knockanure at 9.45am and at Ceol Corbraí in Glin at 7.30pm. On Wednesdays she comes to Listowel at the Fitness Studio at 6.45pm and Listowel Community Centre at 8.15pm and on Thursdays she is in Listowel Fitness Studio at 10am and in Knockanure Community Centre at 8pm.

I just came across these few lines, indeed ‘food for thought’ making us realise what our priorities in life should be – it’s entitled –

But You Didn’t

I thought you’d see me but you didn’t

I said “I love” and waited for what you would say

I thought you’d hear me but you didn’t

I asked you to come outside and play ball with me

I thought you’d follow me but you didn’t

I draw a picture just for you to see

I thought you’d save it but you didn’t

I made a fort for us back in the woods

I thought you’d camp with me but you didn’t

I found some worms for us to go fishing

I thought you’d want to go but you didn’t

I needed you just to talk to – my thoughts to share

I thought you’d want to but you didn’t

I told you about the game hoping you’d be there

I thought you’d surely come but you didn’t

I asked you to share my youth with me

I thought you’d want to but you couldn’t

My country called me to war

You asked me to come home safely

But I didn’t………………..

Maybe all of us should take time out and spend more time with family, children and grandchildren etc and stop the “mad rush” that we all seem to be in now.