November 23, 2006

During our trip to Ireland at the beginning of this month, Laurel, Marty and I visited Marty's cousin Eugene, who drove us around the Cork area to see the sights. He is Marty's dad's first cousin. He and his wife Helen had ten children, a couple of whom live in the United States, one is in Europe, and one is living at home.

Helen died three years ago. As Eugene put it, they had two christenings, a wedding, and a funeral all in the same week! After the christenings, Helen and Eugene danced at their daughter's wedding, and went to bed at the hotel. When Eugene woke up in the morning, she had passed away.

Pictures from the trip are at Picasa, and I blogged the trip at Halona, the Peering Place.