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Ancestors. Pierre Hubert Landry-Emelie Helier Dite Dragon. Julien Landry-Alphonsine Baron. Frank Nelson Bourdeau-Sally Aline Jardow. Nelson Narcisse Bordeau-Agusta Marie Landry.Gideon Lacosse-Azelie/Oxalie Roland. Alfred Savard-Apolina Lacosse. Elmer/Homer/Bourdeau-Clarisse Savard. Marie Anita Cecelia Bourdeau. John Harvey-Mary Deady. John Michael O'Brien-Elizabeth (Eibhlisebhe) Mary (Marie, Maire)Harvey. John Harvey Patrick O'Brien.
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Avens (practically_fame) turned 29 on Oct 10. Ragnar turns 41 today. Hard to believe how the years go by.
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I have found a place to live. It's an in-law apartment in Goffstown, small and efficient and affordable. I won't have covered parking, so I will have to scrape my car. I won't have room to have dinner parties, Irish teas and gatherings; I need to find a venue where I can hold Irish classes and Grove. I am tossing out, selling, consigning possessions that I have been hauling around for, in some cases, 40 years or so. There is a level on which this is frightening-- what if I need that? What if I miss that? But it also feels like weight is being lifted. The landline phone number I've had for 20 years is going away. My entire lifestyle is going to change. I will no longer be an activity hub.
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My difficult, troubled ex-mother-in-law just died. I had not spoken to her in years; she refused to see my children because they were "like me"; the last time we had seen her was when HER ex-mother-in-law died. A few years ago my children went to their Aunt Kristin's home for Christmas Eve with her family, Aunt Debbie, Arne, and other kinfolks-- and Connie went and hid in an upstairs bedroom rather than ever say hello to my children. It's unfortunate-- they are nice young adults, accomplished and productive and bright and funny. And she chose to deprive herself of half of her grandchildren. May she rest in peace.
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Very few of us are left from those days...

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My thoughts are with those being hit with wild storms and flooding, especially Lila (Momwolf) in Wimberley, Texas and Artemis Moonwolf in Oklahoma, and my sister Shalisha in Miami, Texas. Wimberley has lost more than 300 homes; many people are missing or dead. On a day dedicated to those who gave their lives in war, the death toll continues to rise, from war and revolution and other evidences of man's inhumanity to man, and from forces beyond our control we have messed with unwisely.
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Originally posted by domiobrien at Happy Mother's Day
My grandmother (father's mother), Eibhlisebhe (Elizabeth) Harvey.

My mother, Anita.

My father, Jack, my sister Eibhlisebhe, myself and my mother, Anita.

Myself and daughterling, 2011.
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to RootinTootinCoutin! 66 years old today.
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