John Clarke.... My Grandfather by oulgundog

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John Clarke.... My Grandfather by 

It irritates me I can’t see his face.
I never knew him..
..but I was told i’m like him.
The sun always shines in Armagh…
…Paddy the Great organized that.
Peggy the pony luks well..
…she’s called Peggy.
My Granny told me that…
…wish I cud see under his hat!
If I Iuk in the mirror in the mornin’….
…is that him ?…lukin’ back!


  • oulgundog
    oulgundogalmost 4 years ago

  • polly470
    polly470almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic stuff!! I reckon you are the spitting image!!

  • Yes .. I think so even down to the waistcoat and watch and chain… except he has a big moustache.. I have a beard!

    – oulgundog

  • jazzdevil
    jazzdevilalmost 4 years ago

    I’m inclined to agree with Polly!

  • Aye but you’ve seen my waistcoat and watch!! ;-)

    – oulgundog

  • Margaret  Hyde
    Margaret Hydealmost 4 years ago

    My grandfather migrated from Wales and he had a mo just like that – must have been fashion. He also wore a 3 piece suit and hat when he went to town – Rockhampton, Queensland – temperatures high 20 – mid 30 degrees celsius.

  • Aye these days it’s a 3 piece ‘suite’ no matter about the weather!

    – oulgundog

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 4 years ago

    Great family photo.
    My granddad had a tash as well.
    Cheers Neil

  • Thanks Neil1 It’s hard to sink a pint with a tash .. but I think he managed!

    – oulgundog

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    Magnificent bit of history. And I love the little poetic dance of your text. Now some good police lab could create a face from that shadow. He’s under there somewhere.

  • Thank you Sheila.. he is , he’s under there somewhere!

    – oulgundog

  • jazzdevil
    jazzdevilalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you sweetheart.. now get back to work!!

    – oulgundog

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 4 years ago

    Congrat on your feature.
    Cheers Neil

  • Aww thanks Neil !!

    – oulgundog

  • poohsmate
    poohsmatealmost 4 years ago

    Great pic!!!

  • Thank you oul han!!

    – oulgundog

  • Baina Masquelier
    Baina Masquelieralmost 4 years ago

    Great shot and great story!

  • I thank you Baina!

    – oulgundog

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