This woman married her High School Sweetheart only to lose him to his stubborn Irish Pride and TB at the early age of 31. Leaving behind 7 children.......there were only 5 when he was first diagnosed but oh those weekend visits home provided 2 more mouths to feed as if they could afford that......but love does find a way. Shortly after my Grandfather Emmett Brennan passed away my Fathers family was accepted into Mooseheart. It is a place for second chances all due to the wonderful order of the moose clubs.
This woman knows heart break.........she's buried her oldest son my father Mike, her second oldest son Emmett and her first born daughter Ann.....my Father due to the hold of that almighty bottle, and my Aunt and Uncle to Cancer....now she has to live with mine...we tell her things slowly, she has lost her sight due to Macular Degeneration a few years earlier, but don't let her fool ya...she can take ya down at 2 feet! lol
She's lost her fair share of grand babies and great grand babies too. She is our rock, our matriarch and she is in high demand when it comes to family gatherings. We are everything bad and good about your a typical Catholic Irish family.
In the end....it REALLY is all about family, who you love and who loves you back...thank God I got that early...I didn't need cancer to show me that.
This is one proud Great Great Grandma! 7 kids, 18 grandchildren ,33 great grand children and 1 great great grand child....where ever we go it's party! lol lol lol This is the author of all "THE TELLINGS" she shares family stories with us for us to pass down from generation to generation...I'm surprised at how many times someone WASN'T arrested! lol Although a whole generation 3 Brennan Brothers kinda left Nova Scotia without time to pack..........We still never figured out what happened up there but all 3 left in a a hurry and married the 3 Cavanaugh Sisters....mi vida loca baby....for sure!
She's smashing the hell out of my new boob.......can you say OUCH!!!!!!!! lol