My sister Fifi has been wonderful over the years in organising little family gatherings around the time of our individual birthdays.

As there are seven of us in our family it takes a lot of organising and we are all really grateful as it has helped to keep us in touch with one another. Thanks Fifi.

Earlier this year I decided to count the number of birthdays we have had collectively and I calculated that we had enjoyed over 495 and just to make sure I checked with Martin the young brother in France who was always good at counting. He confirmed that I was nearly right and that when George had his next birthday this year, which is in fact today, we would indeed have managed 500 birthdays between us. Happy birthday George.

Last week Fifi and our oldest (and dearest) sister Deirdre arranged a splendid gathering of all of us to celebrate the occasion and thankfully we were all able to make it. Thanks Martin in particular for making the trip from France.

In a mad moment after a few glasses of wine I said that I would look after the entire cost of our next major reunion to celebrate the occasion of our 1000 birthdays which will be in 71 years’ time!!! Bring it on!

We took a little photo of us on the night in the same positions as in a photo taken over 60 years ago. Yes I suppose we have changed a little!


Ted Dwyer Family Business

August 9th 2016