By Peg Prendeville

Congratulations to Joe and Marian Harrison, Knockdown on the marriage of their son John to Laura Holt in Scotland last week. John and Laura will live in London. We wish them a happy future together.

Congratulations to Peg O’Grady who celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends in Brown Joe’s last Friday night. It is great to see her looking so well. This is my tribute to her.

Peg, Bet you never thought you’d see the day

When you would be ninety years.

What a lot of living you have done

What joys, what fun, what fears.

 I know you’ve had your challenges

Your heart attack, your stroke

But think of all the blessings too

And the kindness of your folk

Who care for you with patience

And tend to all your needs

You never want for anything

As you pray daily with your beads.

 May your birthday be the “bestest” yet

With Jack at your fireside

In your cosy, warm dwelling

Where you both happily abide.

 May your grandchildren all surround you

And your great-grandchildren too

With your loving sons and daughter

Who are cheering just for you.

 May your remaining years be happy

May you have a peaceful mind.

Living joyfully in your own home

Is the best treasure you will find.