Michaela Harte, the daughter of Mickey Harte, the Tyrone manager, was married 11 days ago.
She was on honeymoon in Mauritius when she was murdered in her room by an intruder.
An appalling tragedy.
Gordon Waller (June 4th 1945 – July 17th 2009) was one half of the 1960′s duo Peter and Gordon.
Their biggest hit was ‘A World Without Love’.
Peter and Gordon disbanded in 1968.
Farrah Fawcett, one of the original Charlie’s Angels succumbed to her cancer today.
She had been battling it for the last three years.
She had an amazing smile.
I hope she becomes a true angel in heaven.
Rest in Peace Farrah.
The Indispensable Man
by Saxon White Kessinger
Sometime when you’re feeling important,
Sometime when your ego’s in bloom,
Sometimes when you take it for granted
You’re the best qualified in the room.
Sometimes when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to your wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining
Is a measure of how you’ll be missed.
You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop, and you’ll find that in no time
It looks quiet the same as before.
The moral in this quaint example
Is do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself, but remember—
There’s no indispensable man.
This was the favourite poem of Jim Reeves.
Its meaning has significance to me at this moment in time.
Such a tragic and untimely loss.
A simple accident with serious consequences.
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Hugh Leonard, playright and journalist, died today at the age 83.
He wrote a play called ‘Da‘ which was performed 697 times on Broadway.
I met the man many years ago at a Murder Mystery Weekend in The Park Hotel, Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
He had penned the weekend of murder, mystery and intrigue.
I have a photo of myself and himself at the event.
A rare claim to fame.
I liked the man.
Rest In Peace Hugh.
She played the character from the very first episode in 1973 until her last appearance in August.
The loss of Bill Owen (Compo) in 1999 was a big blow to the programme. To me, his chasing of Nora, and her chasing of him with a broom, brush, mop or whatever was at hand was the heart of the programme.