…or, Great Grandpa Rides The Two-Legged Horse & Lives To Tell About It. My great grandparents & relatives take a leisurely horseback ride through the Irish countryside. It might be green, but it looks a bit gloomy. They look a bit angst-ridden, all except for my great grandmother Susan who always looked serene. In spite of her Big Hat. Part of a Grand Tour which began in Madeira, moved on to Ireland, Scotland, England, & then to the Continent & The Holy Land, so called. They were on board ship heading east when King Edward VII died, & my great grandfather’s diary makes mention of this, & of their condolences expressed to their British shipmates. Left to right we have my great granduncle Dr. Harold Hayes; his wife Carrie Tyler Hayes; my maternal great grandfather John Ayrault Hobbie (1848 – 1917); his wife, Great Grandmama Susan Hall Hayes Hobbie (initials SHHH, which according to my mother was appropriate) (1850 – 1928), & an unidentified man who was probably their guide/groom/servant. The photographer’s company was ‘Fitzgerald & O’Brien, Killarney’.