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.