Week 9/52 " Memories"
'The Irish Mammy'
Let me tell you a little story.
Once upon a time there was an Irish Mammy and an 8 year old little girl, an angelic sweet little girl really. The little girl only had one minor fault and that was dinners, she was a fussy eater, her poor Irish Mammy tried everythin
g she could to persuade her darling daughter to eat her dinners. One day in desperation the Irish Mammy placed the wooden spoon on the table and 'threatened' the little girl with the wooden spoon if she didn't eat all her dinner.From then on the wooden spoon would be placed on the table as a reminder for all meals.
All went well until one day the Irish Mammy made a stew that was not to the little girls liking at all at all. Much persuasion and pleading ensued until the Irish Mammy had enough and out came the wooden spoon again, the Irish Mammy tried a different tactic and while warning the little girl about the wooden spoon she banged it off the side of the table and broke it!!!
The little girl at first thought this was brilliant, no more threats with the wooden spoon, but then the lovely sweet natured little girl began to get upset as it was coming near Christmas and the Irish Mammy's birthday. The little girl asked her big sister 'what will Mammy use to make the Christmas cake now, she broke the wooden spoon on me?'
The big sister adored her little angel of a little sister and would do anything for her, so she said she would bring her into town to help her buy a present for The Irish Mammy for her birthday. What joy on the Irish Mammy's birthday when she opened her present from her youngest and most adored daughter....a new wooden spoon!!!!
-30 years later and The Irish Mammy has become The Irish Granny and that sweet little 8 year old girl has been replaced by her angelic 8 year old son- ;-)
(My mother says that I have to state that this was all a set up for the photo...she still has the wooden spoon so whatever she wants me to say i will say!)
Taken by my sister Róisín.
Keywords: Ciara Drennan, Laois, Memories, Portlaoise, The Irish Mammy, creative, photography, project, spoon, wooden
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