The Year - Not so long ago
Nora Williams, late of Clogherboy
Christmas decorations are taken down and put away for another year
Wax candles are blessed and are used in sickness throughout the year.
brings breezes loud and shrill that stir the dancing daffodils. People plough and sow their crops.
Showers bring forth May flowers.
:Is the Month of Our Lady. The May altar is set up and a candle is lit for the Month. People pick a May bush and decorate it with ribbons and children march to school carrying a May bush and sing hymns.
Farmers are weeding their crops and it is the hottest month: – flaming June.
You can never trust a July sky.
The hay is cut and the oats ripen.
Oats and Barley are cut and stacked out in the fields and potatoes are dug.
A joyful month when all the crops are gathered into the haggard and spuds are earthed up in a big pit in the fields.
People have parties in their homes to celebrate the harvest and thank God for the good year.
The month of Christmas. People buy cards and stamps to greet their friends at home and abroad. Shops are full with all sorts of goodies and the children look forward to Santa Claus. There goes another year – Thank God.
Our time changes in November and clocks are put back one hour making shorter days and longer nights. They change over again in March making longer days and shorter nights. Then we look forward to a nice long summer. The flowers appear in the gardens. We see the lambs and the calves in the fields.