Dad had been gone almost a year when I got the phone call. My friend and colleague, Jack, had found a cottage for sale just outside Gort, Ireland. Would I be interested? Absolutely.
Dad would have been delighted. Actually, I believe he was and is delighted. While Ireland always held a special place in his heart, Gort was especially important to him. Apparently its where our family came from. There are loads of us in the graveyards there. Dad’s love for Gort came home to me again when I recently found this photo taken years before he and I travelled to Ireland together. Yes, Dad. This is the place.
As many of you know, the house closed on Christmas eve last year and after much work it is now a delightful place to stay and welcome friends and family. I head back tomorrow with this photo of Dad framed to hang on a cottage wall. For a peek of the cottage, here is a link: Our Irish Cottage
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