John B. Keane remembers Clounmacon (continued)
(This article was published in Scéal Cluain Mheacain, a publication brought out to celebrate the opening of Clounmacon Sportsfield in 1992.)
This photo was taken in Bray in the 1980s
A Love story to lift even the hardest heart
When President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon were inaugurated in 1957, photographers captured an image of them on the Inaugural Parade viewing stand with the President’s grandchildren, Anne and David Eisenhower, and the VP’s daughters, Julie and Tricia Nixon.
David Eisenhower and Julie Nixon Eisenhower are now married, and in the most recent book that they co-authored, they recall that the event may have been the start of their lifelong romance.
David Eisenhower writes in “Going Home to Glory” that in one version of “the resulting photograph, I am staring intently at Julie and she is looking at me.”
-from the Eisenhower Library
This is an extract from the email Martin Stack wrote me about it
"Last week was my first time to go on and have a look at your blog that I have heard so much about. I think it was a case of Murphy's Law as you put out a question as to who was the man standing at the door of McKennas. In fact that man was my uncle John Stack, (form Cahirdown) he would have been in his 20's at that time and worked for a number of years there before moving to Tralee for a short time (working in Latchfords) before finally moving to Limerick (working for Boyd's) getting married to Ita who is still alive and well, they have two boys Ger and Billy. John died about 12 years ago."
Martin's father, Tom Stack, is still alive and well and living in William St. He was thrilled to see the photograph of his late brother and Dick Kiely whom he also knew very well.
A group of children in Cherrytree Drive in 1987. Seems like yesterday!
Gerard Nugent, Kieran Croghan, Michael Nugent, Gavin Buckley, Miriam Croghan, Bobby Cogan, Ciara O'Regan holding her sister, Mairead, Mary Salmon, Denise Clifford, Anne Cogan behind Clíona, Charlene Clifford behind Laura Nugent, Sarah (friend of Mary Salmon) and.....