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I called with my dear friend, Nancy McCluskey, yesterday and we spent quite a while chatting over life in our community, both now and some years ago. Nancy, of course, was a great community person and still is only not able to do the work that she was accustomed to for the community. Yesterday we shared our ideas on things that would benefit the area and things that could be done and things that should not be done. We also shared our views on Covid19 and what the future might look like. However we’ll save our ideas for another time. She mentioned members of the family who are New Zealand and Australia and how they keep in touch with emyvale.net. I also believe there was a birthday recently and we send our best wishes Trish. When we were on the subject of keeping in touch Nancy told me that the streaming of Mass from the Oratory was greatly appreciated in Oz and the work of Fabian and Murphy Video services was terrific and greatly appreciated. They spoke of the manner in which Fabian filmed the Mass making them feel brought into the presence of the Mass and thereby more meaningful. Nancy added her praise for Fabian’s work and I know there are many many more who appreciated his coverage of the Masses. The Oratory was, says Nancy, a beautiful place to have the Masses as it looked lovely with the stained glass windows in the background and the various colours shinning like jewels with Fr. Hubert’s every word heard clearly. Nancy then invited me to the garden to see a beautiful tree in bloom. It caught my eye immediately with its massive white bloom even though it had been hammered the previous day and night with very heavy rain as can be seen by the amount of white petals on the ground underneath. This tree is The Bride’s Blossom and also known as the Pearl Bush, very apt, and its botanical name is Exochorda x Macrantha or Exochorda The Bride. It is very fast growing and blooms in late Spring and is very attractive to butterflies and is a very popular addition to gardens. This particular tree came originally from a ‘slip’ given by the late Seamus McCluskey from his garden a number of years ago and it has flourished. I did not have one in my garden but I have now as Nancy gave me a young plant and I am delighted to have a reminder of my great friends in the McCluskey families - Seamus, Patsy, Nancy and their families. Thank you Nancy and I’ll have to call again soon to continue our discussions. In the meantime keep safe and we send best wishes to the families in New Zealand and Australia.
I think this little leprecaun was holding tight to these Primula as he was afraid I was going to take them too!!
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I called with my dear friend, Nancy McCluskey, yesterday and we spent quite a while chatting over life in our community, both now and some years ago. Nancy, of course, was a great community person and still is only not able to do the work that she was accustomed to for the community. Yesterday we shared our ideas on things that would benefit the area and things that could be done and things that should not be done. We also shared our views on Covid19 and what the future might look like. However we’ll save our ideas for another time. She mentioned members of the family who are New Zealand and Australia and how they keep in touch with emyvale.net. I also believe there was a birthday recently and we send our best wishes Trish. When we were on the subject of keeping in touch Nancy told me that the streaming of Mass from the Oratory was greatly appreciated in Oz and the work of Fabian and Murphy Video services was terrific and greatly appreciated. They spoke of the manner in which Fabian filmed the Mass making them feel brought into the presence of the Mass and thereby more meaningful. Nancy added her praise for Fabian’s work and I know there are many many more who appreciated his coverage of the Masses. The Oratory was, says Nancy, a beautiful place to have the Masses as it looked lovely with the stained glass windows in the background and the various colours shinning like jewels with Fr. Hubert’s every word heard clearly. Nancy then invited me to the garden to see a beautiful tree in bloom. It caught my eye immediately with its massive white bloom even though it had been hammered the previous day and night with very heavy rain as can be seen by the amount of white petals on the ground underneath. This tree is The Bride’s Blossom and also known as the Pearl Bush, very apt, and its botanical name is Exochorda x Macrantha or Exochorda The Bride. It is very fast growing and blooms in late Spring and is very attractive to butterflies and is a very popular addition to gardens. This particular tree came originally from a ‘slip’ given by the late Seamus McCluskey from his garden a number of years ago and it has flourished. I did not have one in my garden but I have now as Nancy gave me a young plant and I am delighted to have a reminder of my great friends in the McCluskey families - Seamus, Patsy, Nancy and their families. Thank you Nancy and I’ll have to call again soon to continue our discussions. In the meantime keep safe and we send best wishes to the families in New Zealand and Australia.
Nancy’s Tree
I think this little leprecaun was holding tight to these Primula as he was afraid I was going to take them too!!