Attic in the Basement
July 28, 2008
My Granny Keatley was clearing out her house, and in the process gave us a load of old photos of when her and Grandad Keatley were courting and marrying and being young and stuff. A fine woman, is Granny Keatley. She’s almost 90, yet still has an insatiable appetite for a daily mass, a bit of a snack, and a gossip about people she knows. She also likes to be kissed on both cheeks. ‘I’m French!’ she says. She’s not French. She just wants kisses. She does it to everyone. Even waiters in restaurants. Like I said, a fine woman.
Then, she met Grandad- Paddy Keatley. On their first date, he took her and a pal to dinner. He left a mighty tip for the waitress, to impress Gran. Gran waited til his back was turned and took the tip herself. Smashing.
This is them on a date in Avoca in 1942:
She probably won’t read this. I don’t think she knows what a computer is. Nonetheless, Nora Keatley, a hats off to you.