It was Jo's 70th birthday recently. We drove Jo mad. We all had a big party on the 15th-16th May, and then I drove her across Wales and England to visit her sister in Gloucestershire, and a recently widowed friend in Surrey. Then on to the Channel tunnel, and to our house in Picardy where we downed plenty of white and red.
For the party in Maire's sunny garden in Dublin we were all asked to come up with a word or expression that for that person best describes or captures Jo's character.
Here they are:
Mel: Pedigree Chum (a dog food, we used to eat a very nice spunge in custard that came out of a can and we called it PC)
Brenda: Woman of steel
Gaëlle: "God bless"
Ross (Grainne's partner): Vivacious
Emilie: Emilie Jo.
Clarence: Stop it!
Dylan: A good cook
Lucas: Club Milk (a chocolate biscuit)
Christian: Chocky bikkie
Sam: My granny
And the final word to Jo herself: Rubbish
©RJ Doyle Clarke
Published oringinally on May 26, 2005 at www.burgundyworld.comblog comments powered by Disqus