Presentation on theme: "Big Brother by Little Sister. For four successive generations there had been a Michael McAuliffe, but none as unique as....."— Presentation transcript:
Big Brother by Little Sister
For four successive generations there had been a Michael McAuliffe, but none as unique as.....
Michael Joseph McAuliffe, born 25th July 1940
An only child for such a short time
At age fifteen months, his solitude was interrupted by the arrival of Philip Coleman.....
Two bonny boys looking forward to the future!
Michael aged two years
Dreaming of speeding!
And Fergal Patrick made three
Fergal six months, Michael three years and Philip two years ~ a handsome trio: red, blonde and brown!
A busy household at 109 Strand Road, the boys were doted upon by their proud Mammy, Granny White, Auntie K and Brigid
The three boys with their ladies in waiting
Michael’s First Holy Communion
If there was any vying for who’d be king of the castle, the matter was settled by the arrival of Princess Kathleen Mary
Three brothers aged six, five, and four years just waiting for orders!
A trip to Dublin Zoo to celebrate Philip’s first Holy Communion Day
No shortage of chauffeurs!
Happy days at 109 Strand Road
All dressed up and ready to go!
Mammy, Kathleen, Daddy and Michael
In 1951, Redmond Eugene made his arrival. It wasn’t easy having three big brothers and a bossy sister who threatened to turn him into a frog. Thankfully Mammy didn’t comply with the boys’ request to take him into town and “lose” him
It took a while to perfect the recipe, but at last in 1953 the family was complete with the addition of Eavan Mary Josephine ~ a redhead, just like her big brother Michael
Eavan’s Christening day
Eavan overseeing the brothers at work in the garden of Bryndhu
The upper and lower echelons of the McAuliffe family
Big brothers looking cool
Big brother Michael setting out on the road to being a pharmacist and developing his own unique style of dress!
The years have flown by and even though all our paths have taken us in different directions and.....
Big brother has become a favourite uncle to a Kiwi chick
You are still the freewheelin’, fun-loving, energetic, adventurous and forever young big brother.....
Paddling your own canoe in your own inimitable style