by Kathleen Mullane

Hi everyone,

I bet those of you who have had the luxury of going to the hairdressers or barbers this week are feeling “a million dollars”; a weight off everyone’s head — little did we all think that  getting a haircut would be such a luxury and also  one notices the amount of women who have decided to let their hair  go grey since the covid started.  As the saying goes “growing old gracefully” – there’s  nothing  wrong with it! !!!
Sincere congrats and good wishes are extended to Patrice Cleary and Colm  Hassett  on the birth of their new baby girl they are naming Maisie  Grace  an adorable  little sister for Rory and Malachy  her two brothers. Congrats also to Pat and  Patsy  Cleary,  the proud grandparents  in Templeathea.
The death took place this week, at St Ita’s  hospital  Newcastlewest,  of Tommy  (Willie) Liston.  Tommy was a publican in Athea in his earlier days. A lovely quiet gentle man. Rosary  was said at Kelly’s  Funeral Parlour on Tuesday  evening. Requiem mass on Wednesday  was followed by burial  to Templeathea  cemetery. Sincere sympathy is extended  to the Liston family  and extended relatives. May his  gentle soul rest in peace.
Thought for the week–We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for we do not know.
I’m sure many of you were watching RTE 1  this past two night showing  St James’  Hospital  in Dublin and those who were  unfortunate  to have covid. It really brought home to us how fragile life is if we contacted  the virus and how  difficult  a job the doctors  and nurses had, not only physically  but mentally. The hardest part, all agreed, was when a family  member died without a goodbye, a hug or a kiss — so sad – be thankful for front line staff.