I truly have not forgot my Dad’s readers, nor will I. As many of you know, my Dad was part Irish and had a love for Ireland that was very deep. He always wanted to visit the Emerald Isle but circumstances never allowed that dream to be fulfilled. My wife (Susan) and I traveled to Ireland this month to fulfill that dream on his behalf (I must admit it was also the dream of Susan and me). We spent two (2) weeks traveling the length and width of Ireland and spreading Dad’s love of the country and letting the wonderful folk hear his words.
One of his favorite pieces from Ireland was Galway Bay. We visited that beautiful place and I know that he was with us. We also visited Dingle Bay. Four young Irish lasses (none of which we knew) learned of Dad and his love for Galway and Dingle Bays. Much to our surprise, one of the lasses blessed us and my Dad with the singing of Dingle Bay (of course this occurred in one of Dublin’s many fine pubs).
Later in our trip, our dear friend Joe O’Leary and our new friends Frank and Robbie (all three being true Irish countrymen) serenaded us with Galway Bay (of course this also occurred at pub, this time in the fine city of Cork). Joe, Frank and Robbie exemplify the true people of Ireland – warm, friendly, helpful and just f..ing great. We love you guys.
I am sure Dad was with us – every step of the way – and I am also sure that he would agree that every aspect of Ireland and its people exceeded our expectations many-fold. We will be back.
And I must let all of you know, that I have not forgot my promise to Dad and to you. I will soon start posting more of his works and will continue The Nether Folk Story.
Go raibh maith agat Éire agus míle buíochas le gach do chuid daoine iontach. Dia Bless agus is Fearr Mianta do na an chuid is fearr.
Bruce, Susan agus Charles Frost