April Lulu (in May-Priscilla’s)

20 May

“There is nothing lost that cannot be found, if sought. “

Quote by Edmund Spenser.

Dear Family, and Friends,

After over 60 years, my sister Dorothy and I travelled back to Galway, Ireland together at the end of this April.

We left Ireland for America in 1952 with my Mother and baby brother, Adrian. We travelled on the boat, where my Mother told us we ran and played under brilliant sun and the big water. I do remember our parting, Nanny crying and waving and Daddy Daly (our granddad-a Titanic survivor), silently standing holding Nanny by his side.

Big thoughts for two little girls.

And now, we had time to share these thoughts, our experiences of our life of long ago.

We renewed our acquaintance with one neighbour, Sally and than to our great joy had a morning with Mr. Harlow. He was next door neighbour to my grandparents. He encouraged me to love my history.

“You must find your family. Your Granddads brother was a musician friend of mine. I am sure you have more family.” So Mr. Harlow gave me a few links to look up and late that night I found my Granddads great nephew, David Daly. He is principal double bass player for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. I emailed him and he responded also immediately. (See video below)

He was very happy to hear from us, sending us photos of his Dad, our Great uncle. Happily, we will be meeting him and his father and Mum this 10 August as he plays at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. Can you hear my heart beating? What thrill.

I am grateful that God has not lost these precious people, my family, and that He is a God who delights in restoring us the lost to Himself.

Love you all. PriscillaGalway 3Galway 2Galway 4Galway 1

4 Responses to “April Lulu (in May-Priscilla’s)”

  1. divaconceptz May 20, 2015 at 2:24 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this and for painting such a beautiful picture. It makes me want to do some searching also to better understand where I came from.


  2. Genie May 21, 2015 at 4:02 am #

    Oh Pril… That was so lovely to read and exciting to think you will soon catch up with Daddy Daly’s family. We are so blessed 🙂 What a joyful experience for you & Dor. Just love the pictures and the sentiments so eloquently shared. Love you! Miss you . Let’s Skype soo. Hugs to & love to you guys.

    • charlesosewalt May 21, 2015 at 7:26 am #

      Hey Genie, Hugs and love to you too! Give me some times to Skype on email xo

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