Christmas in The Great Southern, Killarney
These lovely Christmassy displays are in the foyer of the Killarney Great Southern.
A Poem by Noel Roche
Noel’s sister, Dolores has shared a few of Noel’s poems with us.
When I arrived in Heaven
I wondered what I’d see
As I stood before the pearly gates
In all their majesty.
Then I saw God standing there
With his arms open wide
And he said, “Come on now,, child of mine,
You’re home now. Step inside.”
And then I saw my mother
She was weeping tears of joy.
She took me gently in her arms
Saying, “There’s my baby boy.”
Then my father, he was standing there
The first time I saw him stand.
He said, ‘Son take a walk with me,
And he took me by the hand.
So I walked with dad in heaven
I could not be more proud.
People jpoined us as we walked
Until it became a crowd.
But its not a crowd of strangers
That I plainly see.
All the faces in that crowd
Were faces known to me.
All my brothers and my sisters
And good friends that passed away
They were all here to greet me
In heaven on this day.
I met grandparents, aunts and uncles
That I never knew
But as I looked into their eyes
I said “Yes, I know you.”
I talked with all the people there
And it went on and on
And, as we talked, it seemed to me
Like they were never really gone.
They were all really happy
And that was no surprise
I saw contentment and serenity
When I looked into their eyes.
Then Jesus walked amng us
Oh, what a sight to see
My whole being filled with love
As he placed his hand on me.
His perpetual light was shining bright.
We were all filed with His grace
Right then I prayed and hoped
That we would never leave this place.
Then the darkness it came over me
As day turned into night.
And I groped around frantically
Looking for the light.
When I put the light on,
I saw my bedroom wall.
I realized that
It was just a dream
I wasn’t in heaven at all.
Jostle Stones on William Street
2019 was the year when I learned what a jostle stone was. Since I learned about them I’m seeing them everywhere. Here are two on our own William Street,
These are at either side of the lane by Jumbo’s that runs behind McKenna’s.
These are just a little further up the same street.
Knitwits at Christmas 2019
We had a good crowd at knitting club on Dec 14 2019 so I took the opportunity to take a few pictures. It was freezing cold so we were wearing our coats, but still having the chat as we knitted and crocheted.
What Talent, Patience and Skill
This is Kathleen McCarthy. Kathleen was given this tapestry picture to complete after the lady who started it was unable to finish it. Kathleen is a multitalented craftswoman. She can turn her hand to any project and she welcomed this challenge.
Kathleen sewed this tapestry before she had her cataract operation and working under the other challenge that the lady who started the work was left handed, so Kathleen had to do all the stitching in a direction not familiar to her.
The finished project is magnificent. My photo does not do it justice. Kathleen had it framed and is now handing it back to the original owners.
A Kindness at Christmas
I have a secret Santa. I received this lovely gift in the post this week. People are so kind! Thank you, Dan, for making my day!
I love, love, love the book. I highly recommend it!
Isn’t the cover photo the most gorgeous loving capture ever?