Thursday, September 23, 2004
That is a picture of ‘me da’ taken some years ago by Tricia. Seamus was in his late middle age then and was a very hard working man. He was farming and working for the council.
Even after he retired he kept up a bit of farming and he loved working in the moss. His moss was the old style, cut with the spade rather than machine. Many were the happy hours he spent in that moss. Even after he sold the farm to his nephew (a blessing) he’d be hand cutting hedges and taking an interest in what was going on. His nephew (a good man) encouraged his interest and included him in decision making.
It was only in the past couple of years that he totally wound down, spending a lot of his time dozing in his chair. His legs weren’t much use to him then and he could only stay on his feet for short lengths of time.
He is greatly missed at home.