Tuesday 20 February 2018

The letter I wish I'd sent

Dear Father F,

You will remember being a regular visitor to our lovely home when I was a young girl, the middle one of three daughters in a happy family where the absence of a son was inconsequential to my loving parents.

My mother was an excellent hostess whose dinners were much enjoyed by you and, occasionally, by another priest in your religious order, who was at that time excited at the imminent prospect of being made an uncle by his sister in Cork.

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