Greetings, For the last four months I have been writing a blog about our four months in Galway Ireland. I started the blog just to have a record of our daily activities while we were there but then people started saying they enjoyed reading about it so I worked at making it more available to people.
I am a retired 70 year old who lives in New York. I worked in the substance abuse field for over 20 years and retired at age 67. I loved the work and have continued volunteering in my own community with a coalition who has been working to make life better in our community for over 30 years. My husband is in a second career as a college professor teaching American History at a small upstate NY college. We have a good life.
Grandchildren are the lights of our lives although we don’t see them a lot because they live 7 hours away. Canada is our second home where we have restored a stone school house on my gr grandfathers property. It is a lovely place and we open it up to the public several times per year. We spend about 4 months a year there if we are lucky. I have lots of family who live near by and we have wonderful neighbors who keep an eye on our home when we are not there and also are great friends when we are there.
So, based on feedback from others and my own desire to continue writing every day I have started this new blog. It won’t be filled with wonderful pictures of Ireland but I think there is enough going on in life to write about. Events, beliefs,philosophy etc will be shared. I also do a lot of genealogy and transcription of family documents so might be sharing some of that information here as well. Recently WWII and the Canadian Army have been of interest to me because two of my aunts were involved in the medical end. One in England and the other right behind the front lines as the troops ran the Germans out of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. It is quite a lovely story with excitement, love, and war. I know it sounds strange to say “lovely” but the truth is my aunt loved life and found a way to turn every bombing into an adventure. It seems little scared her. So you will learn about her as well.
So, if you choose to follow this, great and if you find it dull and boring please feel free to tell me. It will be written as I speak and as I am. During my time in Ireland I realized that if you view every day as an adventure you will find something to write about.