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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Shameless Plug

Mysterious Lady's Clues To Life: Thursday Thirteen: Conversing with my Teenager

If you qualify under any of these categories, please go read the above blog entry:

- have teenagers
- had teenagers
- have children that will grow up to be teenagers
- have decided against children
- cannot have children

Yes I know that covers all of you. Now if you love me go read it.

I could have written it myself so me and my friend, Mysterious Lady, both deserve hugs.

That is all~

Saturday Photo Hunt - Comfy

This weeks theme is COMFY Can you tell the stuffed toys from the real dog?


His favourite place to relax on a cold winters evening before we come to bed.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

THE OFFICE - "The Convention"

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Ah Thursday nights! I wake up happy on Thursday's because I know I'll get to watch my favourite show THE OFFICE at night.

It's a comedy done in a docu-drama style with deep character profiles. I only started watching it during the summer reruns. It didn't take long to get hooked. You can click on the picture above and view clips from nbc.

This week, Michael and Dwight, the Regional Manager and Assistant Regional Manager (or ARM as Dwight says) of the Dundler-Mifflin paper company head to a convention in Philadelphia along with other associates from the other regional offices.

Michael is up to his usual antics - insulting people unknowingly, reading too much into things, trying to impress others all.the.time. Dwight, aka idolizer of Michael, caters to him and follows him around like a fruit fly in summer.

Michael feels slighted because Jim took a transfer to another branch because he didn't want his hurtin' heart to be around the office admin, Pam, whom he "put it on the line for" and came up empty handed (for now, hehe). Michael sees Jim's interaction with his new boss at the convention and feels envious and sad because he thinks Jim likes his new boss more.

My favourite scenes of this episode:

  • Dwight and Angela in the lunch room talking to each other across the room with their backs to each other
  • When Michael was telling Jan that there would be nothing going on between them because he now had a gf
  • When Michael and Dwight were dancing in the hotel room on the afternoon before the party.
  • Michael trying to impress his boss and associates by giving the catering busboy a $100 bill as a tip for cleaning the table.

Favourite character of this episode - Jim - not sure why, maybe it's his various facial expressions. Of course Michael is hilarious in every episode.

What was your favourite scene, line or character?

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Thursday Thirteen - Search Engine Terms

Hey's it's week 60 but my #14 of Thursday Thirteen!!!
I missed last week. Did ya miss me? LOL

OK so I don't have the version of Site Meter that you pay for but Fab taught me how interpret how and when my site is found via a search term on Google, Yahoo, whatever.

So I've been saving them up for a few weeks to get some real doozies. Actually they're mostly pretty lame but still some surprises. So in the order of popularity, the most popular being first, here are the common search terms linking to Irish Church Lady's site ~ Slainte ~ It's only me ICL


how to say slainte, slainte pronunciation etc. LOTs of those! understandable, it doesn't look like it sounds. Slawn-cha


Terri Irwin church, what church were steve and terri irwin married in, church terri irwin married, " Queensland’s Great Barrier"steve"irwin"foto", http://crocodilehunter.com/ boy, and just a few short weeks ago this wouldn't have even been on the list - RIP


video code for vicar of dibley- johnny depp, dibley depp - oh ya!, gimme some pirate!


words of wisdom for little kids two wrongs dont make a right, words of wisdom raising kids - ok so here's my brief rant. How come they never had shows like SuperNanny and Nanny911 when I was raising my brood? I must say I really enjoyed the Teenage BootCamp show. Why can't that come on again? Rant over.


movies blogspot - boring, there must have been a googleplex of pages with this as a search term!


"How the car changed the world" - ya I said that. Good search phrase. Alotta students will be reading my blog when they do their project assignments on the automobile or combustible engine I'm sure. Is this a good thing or a bad thing to be readin' Irish Church Lady's site on a school night?


"war time house" - ya I said that too. Used to have me one of those. Cute little bugger. My first home I bought. It was built in the 1940's.


"irish booty" - want some? - it's on my blog somewhere


gyn exam foto - oh dear, now kiddies move along.


hump a lady - oh my word. I don't remember saying that! OK so now we're starting to join individual words into phrases. I'm starting to understand.


September 2006 and heidi bressler - ya I talked about her from THE APPRENTICE


irish poems about dead father - I did not have a poem about my dead father! No I did not! First of all he's not dead. Second of all, ..... I may have referenced a poem in a blog about me dead mother though. :-)


HUMOUR - I saved the best for last. So that's my all time favourite. And it's with a 'U' people. My site came up on Page 2 of this search. Page 2 dammit! Don't believe me? ... Well I knew you wouldn't so I saved a screen shot of it. Take a look.

I rest my case.

Good day to you!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

8:30 Eastern / 7:30 Central

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Mist1 gave me an idea today. I love the show THE OFFICE. Do you?

Would you participate in a Thursday night / Friday/Saturday blog reviewing each week's episode of THE OFFICE?
Absolutely, I heart THE OFFICE
Maybe, when I have time
No, I don't watch THE OFFICE
No, I don't watch TV
Yes, even though I don't watch THE OFFICE, I would like to read the comments
I would read it, but I might not necessarily comment.
Yes, but only if I had something profound or funny to say.
I get enough of the office politics at work. Why would I want to watch a show about it?
No comment (na na na boo boo)
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Monday, September 25, 2006

Manic Monday - Pressure

What is the greatest source of stress in your life?


How do you deal with tension on a day-to-day basis? Cry, hide, yell?

What do you find to be the best way to wind down after a tough day?
~a wine or beer~

Under Pressure (Live)
By Queen

Monday Memories

See my Sunday Only Speak for my Monday Memories post this week.
Have a great day!

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Pollhost Test



SOS - Sunday Only Speak - Updated!

***Updated at the bottom*** Just came home from church and I'm excited to share something with you.

A couple that I recognize, although don't know well, was sitting about 5 rows ahead of me. I believe we took a program together at the church many years ago. They seem to be from Scandanavian descent by their accents and appearance.

What I recall at the time is the woman being distraught that her older teens did not attend mass anymore. She cried about it in one of our sessions.

Well here I am, about ten years later in the same boat as she. My children rarely attend mass with me anymore either. I'm not one to force them, although sometimes I wish I was. Even if I tried, I doubt I would be successful and would only distract from their faith rather than enhance it.

I know how she felt.

Sometimes I meet her husband when I am on my lunchtime run. He must work someone near where I work and takes a walk at lunch on the same trails. I always nod and smile and say hello, but I'm not sure if he recognizes me as being from the church.

You know when you see someone out of that setting, you know you know them but can't remember how. I don't stop to talk, because I am with my running partner. After what I witnessed at mass today, I've decided that the next time I see him I will stop.***

We have a Sunday Children's Liturgy program, which is where the children are taken out of the mass for the readings and homily to a separate room and the gospel adapted for their understanding is read and discussed and an activity is done reinforcing that gospel message.

I know intimately how it works as I taught the program for a number of years and got great fulfilment out of it. As I moved on to do other volunteer things, I gave up that ministry, as my children were getting older anyways, although they did help me with it for some time as they matured.

One of my favourite parts of mass is when the kids are called to the front to follow the cross to their place of worship. Likewise when they come back after the homily, they are brought up to the front and are excited to share with Father what artwork they have created. Then they promptly head back to where their own family is in the congregation, equally excited to show their craft and in whispered tones share what they did with their parents.

Today I noticed 2 beautiful blond haired boys running to the pew where this couple sat, greeting them and their blond haired sister, all excited and smiles. The smiles that I saw from their grandmother and grandfather as they greeted and fussed over them brought tears to my eyes.

I immediately thought that somehow they had convinced their child to allow them to bring their grandchildren to mass. How joyous they were to be able to now share their faith with their grandchildren, after so many years of attending mass on their own.

I then noticed a strikingly blond and Scandanavian woman sitting at the end of the pew that I didn't recognize. The children were sitting amongst the grandparents and this woman was just sitting a few seats down from them. I wondered if they were connected.

Sure enough, after mass, I saw her outside with the kids and speaking a foreign language. Perhaps they are visiting from another country. Perhaps they speak their mother tongue in the family even though they live in Canada. I certainly have never seen that woman at mass before.

How appropriate that today's gospel Mark 9:30-37 included:

Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name, welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me."

Also in Matthew 18:5 and Luke 9:48

*** Update ~ Guess what? I met him on my lunchtime run today! Those are his 3 grandchildren, they live in the area, and his daughter is expecting her fourth child in February! He was so sweet when I stopped to talk to him and tell him I saw him with his grandchildren in church. Was that God winking or what? ;-)

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Blog Emmy's

Go check out Mysterious Lady's site for the Blog Emmy awards.
There's lots of categories.
Nominations and / or voting until 6 p.m. EST Sunday.
Winners will be announced Sunday at 9 p.m. EST.

If you don't already see your favourites nominated, then submit your nomination vote. Each nomination = 1 vote or you can vote for a previous nomination, of course.

I have nominated Fleur de Lisa for MAGICKAL WEBSITE

(A blog that strikes you as truly magical Does not have to have fantasy involved)

Here's why I think her blog qualifies for this category:
Her blog name: Fleur de Lisa Great spin on her name and favourite symbol.
Samples of her fabulous photos are really MAGICAL: Mum's the Word, Fiesta, Blue, Hungry, If the rain comes, Inside, Money, Fountain of Youth, SPF, Another SPF, Corn & Beans
The fun kool tools she introduces us to: Lisa was here, Tabblo, Sloganizer

She's been known to play the odd meme or two...lol....and did you know she has a Monday meme?:

Check it out - Manic Monday!

OK so obviously I'm a big fan and I may have gone a little overboard, but I love her photos and you will too so check them out will ya?

And don't forget to vote on ML's site above for your fav's!~

Saturday Photo Hunt - EYES

This weeks theme is EYES
My niece
She has her Nana's pale blue eyes.

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Stuff Portrait Fridays - I made it this week!

Our SPF assignment this week is to "reach in and dig around." That won't be too hard given the crappy mood I've been in lately but be warned about what might come out!

I haven't taken any pictures this week and my camera batteries are now charging so here goes from my photo collection. Kristine told us to dig deep! SHEEEEESHHH!

Something I have outgrown...

The good news is that I don't have any digital pictures with me in clothes that don't fit me any more.

Well I must confess that I did find a pic of me in shorts which are a little on the tight side but I do still wear them.

So that means that my size hasn't changed drastically (meaning increased) in the last 3 years.

This is a good thing.

So in the spirit of digging deep, I realized that one thing I have outgrown is my desire to have more children. I know I'm getting too old now for that anyways, but around the year 2000 I knew some 'older' women who were about my age and having kids and I was a tad bit jealous.

How did I get over it you ask?

I got a baby. A new furry baby. He was 12 weeks old when we got him and he cured me of my baby mothering instinct need. It's great having a furry baby.

He doesn't talk back, doesn't ask to borrow the car (but loves to go on car rides), goes to bed when I tell him to and he's mentally got the intelligence and vocabulary of a two year old....

....But not the negative terrible two's syndrome associated with that age! (Well okay he has been doing a bit of digging in the back yard this week but we won't go there, now.)

Fergus is a brown STANDARD poodle (the big ones). He was milk chocolate brown as a puppy but now he is kinda mocha coloured with the grey mixed in with his brown.

Standard Poodles are not yappy and are very smart but can be quite dominant in personality if they are male. In this regard, they require assertive handling.

Now, I want to share a funny pic with you. This is a picture of 'his' miniature twin brother that I met over in Ireland.

Cute ay? He was the spitting image of Fergus except smaller so I had to take his picture. He had the same haircut too.

I can't remember his name now but here he is with his Mom. BTW you don't see too many Standard Poodles in Ireland, at least I didn't.

Something I have overcome...

I have overcome the loss of my aunt whom I was very close too.
She died in 1999 and was a great influence in my life.

She arrived in Canada as an immigrant, sponsored by my parents, when I was only 2 days old. My Dad picked her up at the airport in Montreal and they went straight to the hospital to see me and my Mum.

It was her that I traveled to Ireland with first when I was 5, and again when I was 19. She never married or had children but was a second Mom to me and my sisters.

She made my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. She was a police officer and retired as a Sergeant about 5 years before she died at the age of 64. Here I am about 3 years old with her.
I have so many wonderful memories.

Something I need help with ...

My Mum
March 18, 1932 - June 26, 2005

Laid to rest with Auntie Kay.

I'm not over her yet.

Mum missed her sister so much.

I miss them both.

Did you play?

Press Any Key - you may find ICL

5 beers for the correct answer. Where has ICL been the last few days?

  1. Who's ICL?
  2. She was swallowed by a manhole. (and is not politically correct and going to say personhole)
  3. She forgot her password (ya but that wouldn't stop her from blogging)
  4. She won the lottery and is now on a yacht in the Caribbean. (insert pause and mini daydream here)
  5. Same old sh%&, different crapola.

Ya I've been AWOL on a self imposed blogging break. (AKA EXHAUSTION).

Yesterday I told my boss that today I was either working from home or calling in sick. She said fine. Just take the day.

Nice boss. I needed it. I slept in until 9:30 a.m. I think I'm going back to sleep again soon.

Thanks for checkin' in on me. I'll be by soon.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Happy Faces

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Saturday Photo Hunt - Lookin' UP

This weeks theme is Lookin' UP
Taken in Paris, but not by me, by an associate. I'm on the right.

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OK so I've had a rough week. Haven't got to blog, hardly. Feelin' burned-out, tired, frustrated, overwhelmed. I need to learn to take baby steps at home, and not be so committed at work.

I need to realize I'm not the only person responsible for the successful delivery of our project. Everyone has a responsibility for their own tasks. If they don't get them done, despite my follow-up, then so be it.

If it affects the schedule or causes risk to the project, I just need to call it out to those that care or can try to influence and not stress out over things I cannot directly control. I do feel the need to do some CYA'ing though, because I don't want it to come back to me later and be told, well you didn't tell us that so-and-so did / did not do this.

I just can't believe the lack of being able to see the big picture by some senior in the project team and some above the project team who just want everyone to play nice in the sandbox and don't want to hear about problems because they themselves are already overwhelmed and therefore are no support to me.

Had a good long talk with an associate yesterday though that has the same principles and work ethic as me and it was really good to get her perspective. We had a few good laughs about things which really helped and said, we need to talk together more often. She is a great ali. (Meaning supporter - I can't seem to spell that word - is that right?)

OK so I don't like to go into details about work, so I've blabbed enough. Just wanted to give my readers some perspective on my recent moods that I have added to my page from www2.imood.com and to explain why I haven't been blogging or visiting. I miss it but you can't do everything! Right?

Didn't get to play SPF Friday which looked like it was going to be a really fun one this week, but one that you'd have to put a lot of thought into. Ya okay neither did Kristine but we'll blame Shawn for that! LOL

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thursday Thirteen Things on MY TTD List

It's been a busy week. Glad I had this pre-written. Hey's it's week 58 but my #13 of Thursday Thirteen!!! Can I get a woot!??!! This weeks TT is especially thrilling, dear readers.

1. Clean my room!

Ok so it looks like a war zone. I've got laundry baskets of mismatched socks, clothes that need mending, piles of paperwork and magazines that need to be gone through, boxes of crap from my drawers that I need to sort through. 'nuff said. What is supposed to be my sanctuary has become my battleground.

2. Clean the screens in the windows

We don't run the air conditioning unless it's really hot. Consequently the screens get dusty and dirty and they need a good wash, vacuum since I didn't do it this spring.

3. Put my mother's things away

So I have some collectibles and dishes from my Mum that are sitting on my dining room table. I haven't put them away anywhere for a few reasons, the first of which I have no where to put them. I need to purge my own stuff to make room for my Mum's things that I want to keep. Me bad.

4. Clean the front hall closet and mudroom.

So it's that time of year when summer sandals should be thrown out or put away, fall and winter coats need to be brought out and figure out what fits and who needs a new one. The closets are both jam packed full. I find it's at least a half a day job to do this properly.

5. Clean the basement aka bogland.

My regular peeps know that we had a flood in the basement in August when our hot water tank busted. The damage is limited to the carpet and some box contents but right now it's a freakin' mess down there and I need time to get organizing it. Perhaps when the carpet is replaced I will feel more motivated.

6. Weed the garden before winter!

I'm not too good at doing this. I usually just let everything die and get covered up with snow and in the spring I have a big mess to clean up before I can plant anything. What will make this year any different. I don't know except that I've been wanting to do this every year for years but never get around to it. Any bets?

7. Sort through paperwork

Ugh! I hate this job. I hate paperwork with a passion. When you're in a job where you're dealing with paperwork all day, this is a real turn off and consequently I hate doing this in the evenings or on weekends.

8. Clean my clothes closet.

Actually, it's not too bad but I do need to put the summer clothes away. Purge some stuff (I still have some of my Mum's stuff that I probably won't wear so I should just get rid of now). This will probably be the least difficult of all the jobs.

9. Clean my bathroom drawers and cupboards.

It's been quite awhile and there's a lot of old makeup and toiletries that need to be dealt with. I'm getting better at parting with junk and stuff so this should actually be good therapy for me once I'm started.

10. Organize photos and put them in albums

OK I did this once many years ago and made individual photo albums for the kids. This was before scrapbooking was in vogue, I believe. I need to do it again. I probably would really like this once I got into it. I've never done scrapbooking but see that alot of bloggers are into it. Do you think scrapbooking would help me get motivated to do this job?

11. Scan old photos.

My Dad's been giving us all envelopes with old pictures in them that he has sorted through. He's been clearing out his house since my Mum died and I really appreciate getting the stuff and the pictures which I adore. What I would like to do is scan all of them and have them ready for Way Back Wednesday or other blogging funsies. This would probably be also kinda pleasurable if I can get the other tasks on my list out of the way first.

12. Purge some boxes of crap

So I have some boxes of stuff that has accumulated that I need to go through and throw most of the stuff out. My hubby says he just wants to throw the boxes out and not even bother looking inside but I know for a fact that their might be some important papers or valuables in there because some of the contents came from my bedroom drawers, when I was just trying to make some room one day and put a bunch of stuff in a box, intending to get back to it but never did. Things kept getting added to the boxes and now I'm not sure what all is in there.

13. Admire my accomplishments when done!

This will be a good day for me. I will feel more inclined to entertain more than just family members which is where I'm at right now, and even then I don't feel like doing that with my dining room table all covered. I'm trying to figure out why I am procrastinating so much. It could be that I'm just burnt out from work, and having only two days each weekend, does not seem like enough time to really get into it.

Also, I'm terribly afraid of hurting my back and my arm. I am already nursing tendonitis in my right arm, so pull weeds and lifting things is not going to help that at all. My back is okay and I would like to keep it that way. Whenever I start to do something out of my routine, is when I injure the disc and when I do that I'm in bad shape. Alot of pain, alot of drugs, miss work, can't exercise it's all not good. Just before Christmas I put it out Christmas shopping of all things and I was in such pain that I fainted and hit my head on the bathtub. I'm such a weenie. It's a terribly sharp excruciating pain that takes your breath away. I don't like it and consequently I am afraid of it.

So thank you for enduring, dear readers, if you are still here, my boring list of TT. I hope you feel honoured that you have played a role in my therapy and recovery, and for that I am extremely grateful.

Please come back next week...pleeeeeaaaaasssssse! I'm begging you!

Oh and BTW, did I ever tell you I kissed the Blarney stone? ha ha ha Click on Blarney for proof

I will get caught up on your blogs this weekend...ok? Miss everyone! xoxo

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Manic Monday - Basic Comfort

See below for my tributes to Stephen Patrick Cherry and Michael Francis Lynch
both killed this day 5 years ago in the WTC

Do you have a favorite comfort food? If so, what is it?

That would be chocolate or fresh bread.

Where do you go when you need to re-charge or get away from it all?

My bathtub.

Is there a certain item of clothing that always makes you feel better or more comfortable when you wear it?


Not too wordy today. Pool Boy's gone to a KoC meeting. I'm really tired. Have a good night.



My infamous Pool Boy celebrates his birthday on 9/11.
How about that?
I thought I had blogged about why he is named Pool Boy before but I can't find it if I did.
He likes to clean pools plus its kinda our inside joke from the Danone yogurt commercial where the husband was pretending to be the pool boy and making a pass at the wife until some teenage friend of their kid's wanders into the backyard and breaks up the friskiness.

He looks good to me.

9/11/01 - A tribute to Stephen Patrick Cherry

Stephen Patrick Cherry
and his sons
What a handsome man and his family. This picture is of Stephen and his family pre 9/11 and almost looks too perfect to be real. Like an advertisement for a cruise holiday, Stephen is full of life, the boys proud and happy to be with their Dad.
Although I do not know the year that this picture was taken, nor the ages of the boys, Stephen was 41 when he died in the World Trade Center. I would estimate that this picture was taken that summer.
He was from Stamford, Connecticut. A partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, and in his early forties with a large family, I'm sure he was at the prime of his career. A partner, at that age, is no small accomplishment.
If I had to guess, I would say his sons at that time were 12, 10, 6 and 2. If my assumption is correct, this would make them now 17, 15, 11, and 7. This is what I would like to say to them.

Boys, I did not know your father. I did not even know about him until today. But I want you to know that I have been thinking about him and looking for information about him on the internet.
I was contacted today by D.C. Roe of the 2996 Victims Tribute website.
In his final review of the List before tomorrow's five year anniversary of your father's death, he realized that some postings were missing, and made a prompt call for assistance from the many bloggers writing and thinking about all of the victims once again.
It is my privilege and honour to write about your father, in tribute to him, what he accomplished in his life and what he failed to accomplish only due to this tragedy. I wish I knew more about him and you.
It's hard to imagine having a father being taken from children at the young age that you were and still are. There is no rhyme or reason, no logic, no justice. I only hope that you are doing well and living life to the fullest in his memory.
I will keep you in my prayers, now that I know of you and your father. I do believe in fate and all the wonderful coincidences that God bestows on us.

Mrs. Cherry - I cannot find a picture of you, but by looking at your younger sons, I expect you must be blonde and very pretty to be blessed with such a handsome young brood. I hope that you are doing well, as well as can be expected, and always looking forward to your days ahead. I will also keep you in my prayers and thank you for the honour in writing about your husband.

9/11/01 - A tribute to Michael Francis Lynch

OK so I tried to join up for the 2996 too late. All of the victims were assigned. (TG)
So I am making my own tribute to
Firefighter Michael Francis Lynch

source Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation

I have chosen Michael, not because he deserves to be remembered more than anyone else. I have chosen him only because he is related to a close family member. Even though I didn't know him, my mother knew his brother, another Fred Lynch, and family and his parents. We waited prayed and anxiously awaited for news of him those days and weeks, and prayed even when hope was gone, for his family and all the victims of 9/11.

source Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation

He was the nephew of my Uncle Fred, in Tralee Co. Kerry Ireland, with whom I am very close. Uncle Fred is my mother's sister's husband (my aunt's husband). I've shown him in pictures before. He is such a wonderful man, and knowing him and from what I have heard about his brother Jack, and his large family based in New York, Michael must have been the same. "Cut from the same cloth" as we say.

Michael Lynch, died along with 342 other firefighters at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He loved his work and was permanently assigned to Ladder 32, Engine 62, also known as the "Gun Hill Gang" in The Bronx, New York, however for a few months before 9/11 he was temporarily assigned to Engine 40, Ladder 35 on the Upper Westside of Manhattan.

Michael was last seen entering WTC Building 4 at the corner of Church and Liberty Streets with other firefighters from Engine 40. This event was captured by a news cameraman which helped in identifying where and what happened to the twelve out of thirteen firefighters from E40/L35 that perished. They were headed to the lobby of Tower 2 and were in the South Tower when it fell.

When Michael's body was finally recovered on March 21, 2002, the Medical Examiner determined he was either carrying a woman or shielding her with his coat. Their remains were mingled. The family hopes that someday they will learn her identity.

The family has set up The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation - a scholarship program which provides grants to enable children of firefighters and other victims of the September 11 attacks and other fires and disasters to afford higher education.

Further information, pictures and a Guestbook can be found at the link above.

Contained herein is a quote from Jack Lynch, Michael's father about the Ground Zero memorial

Take Back the Memorial - First Responders say no to Underground Memorial

Firefighter, Fisherman and Family Peachmaker - no wonder his middle initial was "F"
from FallenBrothers.com

Before I go close this tribute, I would like to share with you a poem and some pictures.

This wonderful poem was written by Michael's nephew, son of sister Maureen Lynch Baker.

A Poem, By Ryan Baker, Age 10
January, 22, 2003

You are my uncle
Bright, brave, and strong
You are my uncle
Always there when something's wrong

You were a fireman
Helping out wherever you went,
You didn't need superpowers,
Like superman a.k.a. Clark Kent
You were a great fisherman.
You helped me catch a 15-pounder
And it made us all laugh
When Grandpa Jack only caught a bass

But when some towers collapsed
You had to put your gear onThis time,
unfortunately, the last.

You have died with honor
Never to walk again

You were my uncle
Now dead and gone
But in my heart,
I know you will live on.

And a great picture of Michael as a boy which I find so cute and cool.

Michael's Uncle Fred, Auntie Annette and my Mother, Margaret

at Wine Strand, Co. Kerry, July 2004

My mother passed on June 2005.
I like to think she is with Michael now.

Did you know that there were 3 Michael Lynch's killed that day?
Another firefighter, Michael F. Lynch, WTC, Firefighter, Ladder 4, New Hyde Park
Michael Lynch, WTC, Broker, Cantor Fitzgerald, New York, NY
Click on these links to see list of September 11 victims and more on 2996


Saturday, September 09, 2006

Random Crap & Humour Me

So I'm reading this book.

It doesn't seem to be helping.

My house still looks like I suck.

I need some inspiration people.

I need lots of comments. Then maybe I'll get my mojo back and start being more productive.

Instead I just blog and scour the internet looking for more funny things and blogs and crazy stuff to drag you all back regularly.

So give a girl some mojo will ya?

Otherwise I'll start blogging about other crap.

Oh and you can be nasty if you want. Spank me, tell me I'm bad. Anything to get off my MF BFA.

OK so I picked up a little meme from Mackeydoodles blog

1. When I was little I was afraid of___________.

2. My favourite movie of the '90's was___________.

3. If I could be anywhere in the world right now I would be in __________ with __________.

4. Last night I dreamt about___________.

5.__________________are the yummiest things in the world.

Here's my lame a$$ answers. ( I like that phrase, I've been using it a lot lately!)

1. Big bad wolf

2. MG can I name a movie from the nineties? You give me a list of nineties movies and I'll go pick one.

OK I liked the following movies. If they're from nineties I win. If they're not. Suck on it!

Sense & Sensibility, Rob Roy, Sophie's Choice, So I Married an Axe Murderer

3. Ireland with The Pool Boy (ya ya enough already)

4. Losing the diamond in my Mum's ring. What's with that? Any dream analysis experts out there?

5. Peanut butter cups ...even though I once took a bite into one and there was maggots in it.

Laters gaters!

Saturday Photo Hunt - FOODY GOODY

This weeks theme is FOOD
Smoked Salmon Salad

Photo Theme. Join the blogroll. Grab the Scavenger Hunt code.

~If you play and visit, don't forget to tell TNChick which ones are your favourites~

OK I cheated.

I've shown this picture before but it was for SPF and quite a while ago.

(OK May 5, I had to check, I'm anal like that)

If you want a beer to go with that Smoked Salmon Salad look below.