I met Kerry Sister today for lunch in Ballymena and she was telling me about the things she and Matty have been talking about recently. They’d been having a conversation about men who wear beards and Noel Edmonds in particular. What Matty said about Noel Edmond’s beard was so dreadful and so funny that when Zoë bumped into us at Broadway I was laughing so hard I had to lean against the wall to support myself. Mothers and daughters heh! There is me not able to even hint at what Matty said about Noel Edmonds for fear of losing her sweet little old lady credibility forever and there’s Zoë having to suffer the sight of her mother laughing herself into near public incontinence.
Here’s something else they discussed.
Matty: They don’t seem to bother so much with the telling the weans about the Devil in the schools these days.
Kerry Sister: No. They wouldn’t want to be putting the children off with all that scary talk about hell and the devil. That really scared me when I was young. I was terrified of the devil.
Matty: I must have been odd then for I wasn’t scared of the devil.
Kerry Sister: Weren’t you?
Matty: No. I was scared of God.
Kerry Sister: God? Why?
Matty: All those rules.