If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

1 November 2005

Got a text message today, from da mudder’s phone, but I could tell that it wasn’t from her, but the sister. Wanted to know if I’d go see her in the pantomime this year, I suppose I will :) But that aint the reason for this post. Got chatting to da mudder afterwards.

From certain posts you may be aware that my family are, to put it mildly, accident prone. There was the head in a gate incident, the fractured elbow, the black fly incident and the knitting needle through hand incident[1] to name but a few. Well turns out that although brother #5, the injured elbow-boy is doing okay, Brother #4 has had an altercation.

Coming out of the Four Lights[2] he was punched by some random. And so tackled him in response. Only being a little worse for wear[3] he ended up on the ground. Hit his head and broke his teeth. Nice, I don’t think. Still, he’ll be off to Gweedore soon enough for his apprentice-ship college-ification. That might keep him out of trouble.

Honestly, brothers!

Also enquired about the sister and what she was dressed up as…. The Corpse Bride. Hope they took photos. Took an age to get all the dye out of her hair this morning, or so da mudder told me.


  1. don’t think I blogged about that one
  2. fast food shop in Sligo. Where many a body goes after drink and a night out
  3. I’m guessing here

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5 Responses

  1. NineMoon says:

    Sorry to hear that honey. Thank God you and Sorcha seem to have avoided that whole accident gene.
    BTW Corpse Bride? Cool. Weren't we just talking about how that would make a great costume this year?

  2. anne says:

    Broke his teeth? Man.
    And yes, blog about that needle, that sounds… Halloween-appropriate.

  3. Fence says:

    NM we did discuss herself as a good idea. Don't think the sister has actually seen the film, but still.

    Anne, broken teeth and stitches in the head. Still, he is a rugby player so nothing all that out of the ordinary

  4. Heather says:

    1. Yes, really need to hear about that one.

    Poor guy. It must be hard being a member of your family. But it sounds fun too.

  5. Carl V. says:

    Would love to see the Corpse Bride pics if you get some!