Vi, That sounds like it was a great way to spend a day!
How's the weather in Fermanagh? Has it been hot? Friends of mine almost
melted in Paris. I am headed to Shetland in August.
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> 1. Re: Fun Day a success! (Dee Byster-Graham)
> Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 20:07:36 +1000
> From: "Dee Byster-Graham" <deebg(a)bigpond.net.au>
> Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD -Re: Fun Day a success!
> To: "'This list is for those researching their ancestors in Fermanagh
> and surrounding counties in Ireland'" <fermanagh-gold(a)rootsweb.com>
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> Dear Vi,
> Absolutely delighted that your big Charity Day was such a success!
> Modern kids love old-time games, although they won't often admit to it. And
> the rain help off, too!
> Can believe that a lot of children, and adults, were happy to snuggle into
> their beds after such a fun time.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Viola Wiggins [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, 30 July 2019 9:03 AM
> To: Fermanagh-Gold
> Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD -Fun Day a success!
> Yes. Rob, I'm back off the tiles again!
> Thanks to everyone . I had a Ball meeting people I'd not seen for years
> including a lady I'd been to School with who was back home from Scotland,
> where she now lives.
> A retired Priest in Civies (no dog collar or black suit. Didn't recognise
> him but his face looked familiar. He had 4 young children with him. The
> white hair triggered my memory! Father Comeskey (? sp)! The children were
> his G'nephews and G'nieces. We had a great reunion.
> The full Totals are not yet in but the Target amount has been passed and
> still more donations on their way!
> I'm so pleased for the lady who has spent at least four months organising it
> and I felt privileged to be able to sit and sell Raffle Tickets for her all
> I watched the tired children depart with their families all with broad
> The clock had gone back 70 years for 2019 children.
> It was funny to see them trying to milk a "mock cow" for 2 minutes. The
> 'milk' was measured and recorded with the child's name.
> And the one with the most fluid in the bucket was presented with a prize at
> the end of the day.
> The Home Makers won the Cup. The Heart Breakers were broken hearted!
> Yes the Target was definitely passed in more ways than one and our prayers
> were truly answered. Just a few spots of rain but it was a little breezy!
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