Emails from an Irish Mother by Helen Leahy
Is Mammy a Saint or a Sinner?
This mother keeps a watchful eye on her brood wherever they are in the world.
Mammy is the Irish mother of six and lives in Cork.
As is often the case with Irish families, 3 of the children live abroad; Pearse in Australia, Kay in New York and Deirdre in London. Xavier and Marie still live at home and Paul is married with 4 children and lives in Cork.
Mammy keeps in touch with the children abroad by regular email. She considers herself to be very modern and while she is proud of her children she also likes to point out their faults on a frequent basis.
As the firstborn son Xavier is the apple of her eye and he still lives at home with Mammy, Daddy and Marie. Xavier is gay, but Mammy doesn’t know this and is confident that he will settle down with some lucky girl eventually.
Mammy likes to improve her mind and tries all sorts of classes and courses but as she knows everything already she does not last long at any.
Mammy has her own brand of logic and outlook on life is unique.
Here is an excerpt from a year in the life and world of Mammy.
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- First submitted Nov. 19, 2009
- Last updated Nov. 19, 2009
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