Saturday, 4 December 2010

My Australian Family.

Nick at the cooking.

Carol and Philip.

With Tracy at Albany.

Liz, Angus, Jemma and Mark.

With Liz

Carol, Philip and Rosabel at Matt,s wedding.

With Carol at her home.

The Dimattina's Simon, Joe, Rachel and wee Ollie.

With Matt and Emma

The Sambells at their home in Albany.
Neil, Tracy, Edan, Jake and Kelcey.
From this

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Down Memory Lane.

Left to Right
Me on my Chopper, our Tracy, Stephen McCready (Next door neighbour), our Brain, our Harry on his Panther and our Amanda my neice at the front.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Ulster To America

Ulstermen played a major role during the American War of Independence which lasted from 1775 to 1783. Twenty-five of the American generals were of Ulster Scot descent as was half of the revolutionary army. One famous force of regular soldiers was the Pennsylvania Line and it was composed almost entirely of Ulster Scots and the sons of Ulster Scots.

The turning point in the war was the Battle of King's Mountain in South Carolina on 7 October 1780. A body of American militiamen defeated a British force twice its size and took 1,000 prisoners. The five colonels in the American force were all Presbyterian elders of Ulster stock and their men were of the same race and faith.

President Theodore Roosevelt made this comment on the Ulster contribution to the war: "in the Revolutionary war . . . the fiercest and most ardent Americans of all were the Presbyterian Irish settlers and their descendants". He described those Ulster Scots as "a grim, stern people, strong and simple, . . . the love of freedom rooted in their very hearts' core".

The Ulster immigrants brought with them from the shores of Ulster a love of freedom and in America's hour of crisis they fought to defend freedom. They had traveled far across the sea but their courage, convictions and commitment were undiminished.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Twelfth at Newtownards 2010

Eric and Martha Thompson at the field with Mr and Mrs Tommy Gilmore.

Monday, 31 May 2010

Dawkins, Intelligent Design and Aliens.

BEN STEIN: What do you think is the possibility that Intelligent Design might turn out to be the answer to some issues in genetics or in evolution.

DAWKINS: Well, it could come about in the following way. It could be that at some earlier time, somewhere in the universe, a civilization evolved, probably by some kind of Darwinian means, probably to a very high level of technology, and designed a form of life that they seeded onto perhaps this planet. Now, um, now that is a possibility, and an intriguing possibility. And I suppose it's possible that you might find evidence for that if you look at the details of biochemistry, molecular biology, you might find a signature of some sort of designer.


Thursday, 27 May 2010

Thanking God for National Deliverances.

On Sunday May 26, 1940 King George VI called for a day of national prayer. In towns and villages across the nation the British people gathered to pray. Then early on May 27, Operation Dynamo was launched and during the next nine days 338,226 soldiers ( 198,229 British and 139,997 French ) were evacuated from Dunkirk. Would a day of prayer be called today? I think not. The words 'political correctness' spring to mind. Shame!