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“When I eventually rang intensive care, the nurse there was shocked and she thought I was gone off my head,” said Mary who added that the nurse she spoke to did not know where her husband’s body was.
“Nobody seemed to know where he was and I remember saying to the nurse, ‘Did ye lose him or something?’” she explained.
Subsequently, the family were contacted and told to come to the morgue to formally identify the body before it could be removed.
“When we went back, I didn’t expect to see what I saw and I just lost it because he was on his own,” she said.
Connery’s daughter Triana said the whole experience was a “traumatic” ordeal for the family.
“Throughout the whole process we were not kept informed correctly,” she said.
- Limerick Leader
Still Running at 88
Maureen Armstrong of Upperchurch completed her 19th Dublin City Women’s Mini-Marathon on June 3 – at 88 years of age!
“This is my 19th Dublin City Women’s Mini-Marathon but I also took part in a mini-marathon in Thurles and also in the first County Tipperary Women’s Mini-Marathon in Clonmel,” Armstrong said.
She enjoys dancing and she and her daughter, Martina, trip the light fantastic at the very popular fortnightly Tea Dance in Drombane Hall. ”We dance Ballycommon Sets, Quicksteps, and Cashel Sets,” she said. “I’m as good as any of them.”
The secrets to her health? “I don’t do any diet. I’m a light feeder and I am only [119 pounds]. I’m very fit and healthy and I like to walk about three miles every day. I stroll up and down the road, saying my prayers as I go. I don’t drink or smoke which is a great benefit to my health I think in this day and age, and I take aloe vera every day. With the current recession, it’s very important for people to get out and exercise.”
Armstrong is reckoned to be the oldest participant in the Women’s Mini- Marathon. But she may very well be the youngest at heart also. She proudly points to her Silver and Gold Pioneer pins.
“I never broke my Confirmation pledge,” she said. “I eat plenty of fruit and drink plenty of water.”
- Tipperary Star
New JFK Stamps
TWO new stamps marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's historic visit to Ireland have been printed.
The An Post images of the June 1963 visit were unveiled in Kennedy's ancestral homeland at New Ross, Co. Wexford.
The 60c stamp shows a photograph of the president being served tea by his cousin's daughter, the late Mary Ann Ryan.
The 90c stamp shows President Kennedy and Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Sean Lemass laying a wreath at Arbour Hill military cemetery in Dublin.
- Evening Herald
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