10th May 1952. 10th May 2022.

I am a very blessed person. I was born into a great family. I helped to create a great family.

The family I was born into are all dead.

I was actually born in the City Hospital…the “Jubilee” building. Almost three years later, my sister was born in the Gardner-Robb building at City Hospital.

As Auntie Sheila always said…and as I often repeated…baby boys are born in the Jube Jube and baby girls are born in Gardner Robb. Eventualy when I was in my late 40s, I worked out that this is probably not true.

So my programme for today.

A trip to Belfast City Hospital to see if the Jube Jube is still there. And whether there is a plaque stating I was born there.

Then Milltown Cemetry……Granda/Granny, Uncle Jackie/Auntie Mary and Auntie Sheila/Uncle Charlie.

Then home for a while with the new family.

Then a visit to my granddaughters grave.

Then at 7.30pm tonight I will be at my parents grave. I was born at 7.30pm and my mother still had her hat on. So as a tribute, I will wear my hat.

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4 Responses to 10th May 1952. 10th May 2022.

  1. benmadigan says:

    appreciate your elegaic mood but insist on wishing you
    many, many happy returns of the day

  2. Derek says:

    Happy birthday! Please don’t retire from blogging.

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