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Sunday, October 11, 2009

The best is yet to come...





















A 92 year old Irish man(my husband knew) recently invited his family & all his friends to a dinner party at a well known hotel in Northern Ireland.....he met each of them at the door with a warm smile and open arms. Two days later,he was gone.... no one knew at the time that he was hosting his own wake......only the Irish! Have a Sunday worth remembering, Chrissy


Photos from "Ireland Ever"










How could you not find beauty in such well worn faces....







13 comments:

Someone's Mom said...

Interesting, and a great reminder for us not to get so upset with every new wrinkle or crease.

Sue

Bonjour Madame said...

I love looking at these photos. What a great story and I'm sure a great life lived.

Cindy said...

I love to look at people's face and really study them. Especially the elderly, their faces tell a story. We, in our church, run a very large food bank, alot of elderly people come through and I love to watch them and wonder about and guess at the kind of lives they have lived. Grief and bitterness always leave behind tell tale signs, but so does thankfulness, joy and gladness. Great post, I like the thought behind it. Happy Thanksgiving my friend! Hugs, Cindy S.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a beautiful story. I love the look of all the character that an older persons face displays. When I look in the mirror however (since I am now one of the older) it's hard to not see just wrinkles. I hope others see character. Hugs, Marty

Bella Dreams said...

Now THAT sounds just perfect to me! Hopefully he left friends and family with many happy tales to tell. Ending with his own wake! Love all of your photos. Wise and wrinkled!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I admire this gentleman's celebration of a life well lived.

June said...

Beautiful post! I love the faces of the elderly. They do have so much beauty in them. The faces you have shown us today are lovely and full of grace. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story.
Hugs,
June

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Wonderful account and the photos are fantastic. That's the way I want things to be. If there is gonna be a party for me. I sure want to be there.
Have a wonderful week!
Debra

lucyslounge-dee said...

your photos are great

Anne~fiona and twig said...

What great photos, such character!
Anne

I LOVE FRANCE said...

Amazing
He hd a sense of humour i think
Dear love him

fairmaiden said...

Aging beauty. Thank you for sharing. How blessed your hubby was.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I remember a "Little House on the Prairie" episode of a women doing something similar.

I so love these photos and they remind me so of my Irish Dad, and Great Aunt. Aunt Mamie has that lovely brogue accent and talked fondly of the "old country"

blessings
mary

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