Friday, October 10, 2008
A Day Oot
This postcard was sent to Pearlie from Nessie circa 1955. She was only after having a day out in Ballyclare. That would be like me going into Ballymena tomorrow and sending Ganching a postcard to celebrate the wonderfulness of it all. But it was usual then to send your nearest and dearest a postcard on the occasion of a day's holiday.
In 1955 Pearlie was married three years. She was 29 years old. Bert was still four years in the future. I was nearly two. Nessie would have been in her early twenties. Nessie (aka Auntie Fungus) died two weeks ago. The youngest of the four sisters and the first to die. She lived by her own rules. It was a hard life with little comfort in it. It was the life she chose for herself.