Monday, October 17, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”- Mother Theresa of Calcutta
Friday, October 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
"Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
|The Beautiful Bride and her Dad|
|The Lovely Maid of Honor, Amy|
|I love this picture!|
|Tom reading an Irish Blessing at his Goddaughter's Wedding|
|Molly & Lou|
|The Groom brews his own beer!|
|Some special time with Happy Joan|
Thursday, August 18, 2011
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
"An Orange Association was formed in England in 1688 to assist the Prince of Orange in defence of the Protestant Religion and the Liberties of England. The Orange Order, as we know it, was formed by the victorious Protestants after the Battle of the Diamond in 1795.
Its aims were to defend Protestantism, Protestant property and the Constitution."
Still alive and thriving today, their rule book forbids mixed marriages.
Most of the members were 50+, with one exception. A pretty lady whose parents are members of their respective Lodges and so too is she.
I thought I was watching a documentary about the FreeMasons in Dublin with all the pomp and ceremony performed at one stage!!
But I came away thinking how sad that these people oppose Catholics marrying Protestants, given they admitted to mixing well with their neighbours.
I thought we had moved on since the Good Friday Agreement but clearly not when it comes to this bigoted view across the north.
When asked if they would support a rule change relating to mixed marriages, those interviewed gave a definitive 'no'.
Obviously, they are still living back in the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.
Times have moved on.
The young lady interviewed joked that if she ever decided to marry a Catholic she would have to change her partner's religious beliefs and he would agree to bring up their children as Protestants.
Very sad. Because she could just meet a Catholic she is compatible with and likes. And she wouldn't be allowed marry him because of some silly, historically, bigoted rule."