Losing a past

May 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Ireland

His young bride died on Monday, suddenly and unexpectedly, in a Dublin hospital, at the age of 92. It was February that I last saw her, content in residential care with a pile of novels and her copy of the Irish Times; each Monday evening an old friend still called and they played Scrabble and shared a bottle of wine. The hour spent with her had been filled with laughter as we recalled stories he had told. His fund of stories had been boundless and only when he died in 2004 …