Thursday 8 December 2016

Wise Mammy Scully and the art of reverse psychology

Barbara Scully

Published 17/10/2016 | 02:30

'The God Box, A Daughter's Story' is touring Ireland during October to raise funds for local hospice groups.
'The God Box, A Daughter's Story' is touring Ireland during October to raise funds for local hospice groups.

Recently myself and himself marked our 20th wedding anniversary. We don't generally go in for big celebrations of our anniversary and there have been years when we have forgotten to even buy each other a card. But there is one person who never forgets and always arrives with a bottle of wine and a card and that's my dear mother.

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Oh yes. My mammy never forgets to mark each important family event, from birthdays (including her son- and daughters-in-law and grandchildren) to exam results; from job interviews to driving tests, and most of all wedding anniversaries.

Mammy Scully is a clever woman and a writer, too. In her heyday, she was known for her witty verses which she could pen at the drop of a hat for any occasion.

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