“I am thankful to have been given this great opportunity and do hope that others canf orge long lasting friendships as I have.”
I have been blessed with good friends in my life. Some of whom I met through the Irish Fair Foundation's Rose of Tralee network. I met Jean during my first year. We knew right away that we would be friends for a very long time. We had so much in common, not just with each other, but with our families, our values and traditions. While in Ireland , I was fortunate to have roomed with Orla, Rose from Perth. I had no family with me at the time, and her family was kind enough to "adopt" me. I was invited to go everywhere with them, aside from the usual Rose appearances at the various events. Another lasting friendship is with Kathleen, the Boston Rose. What a wonderful person she is. The three of us (Orla, Kathleen and I) had many fun times together. Times that will never be forgotten. Although there are quite a few miles between us, we still keep in touch. We could pick up the phone or email each other after weeks have gone by, and pick up with each others lives as if time stood still. I am thankful to have been given this great opportunity and do hope that others canf orge long lasting friendships as I have.