Thursday, December 6, 2007

Almost Famous


Sunday morning I was looking through the travel section and read for the umpteenth time that you too can share your travel photo's with the Courier Journal! I looked at the photo's and thought to myself (for the umpteenth time)that my photo's are as good, if not better, than the three being featured that morning.

So I did it, I sat down and registered and uploaded four photo's from our trip to Ireland in 2004. My favorite photo from the entire 2004 was the one of Paddy Gleeson waving good-bye to Joe and myself as we left his cottage in O'Callahan's Mills, the home of one set of my Grandparents.

Paddy had just turned 100 and had his cards strung around the room from a string he had attached to all four walls. They hung like Christmas ornaments around the small dark area. We sat in front of his peat fire and drank a thimble of some grape wine he had on hand. He was partially deaf and very cute for 100.

Yesterday evening I open the paper and turn to A-2 and almost fall off the couch.

There is Paddy!!

I was not named as the photographer who supplied the picture, but the thrill of seeing one of my shots published was just pure joy. I immediately ran out of the house and began to hunt down all the newspaper stands to grab as many as I could.

After calling my mother.

And my brother.

And my sister.

I was so shocked and speechless!




mutualaide said...

Oh so VERY VERY COOL!  A great shot too!

rollinghillsides said...

Wow, now that's cool!  Very interesting story, too .. I would've liked meeting Pete!  Judy, CT

rollinghillsides said...

Ooops, sorry .. why did i call Paddy 'Pete', dunno ... excuse pls.  LOL

helmswondermom said...

I saw this!  I love the story.
You know I used to read your journal all the time, and somehow I guess I lost the link.  I came across a comment you'd left in another journal and followed the link back here.  I'm glad to have found you again!

mavarin said...

Wonderful!  You should write a travel column as well.  Really.

sunnyside46 said...

you are a great writer as well as a photographer. It may be time for you to explore that branch of your life.

freeepeace said...

hey - very cool.  Such a great feeling.  Even better if they name the source.  Sheesh.  Whatever. We know this talent!  :)  Congratulations.

ps - it feels so nice to be in here.

hewasolddog299 said...

Congrats and a Bronx cheer to the editor that failed to properly credit you for the photo and story. Still. it's nice to be recognized for ones talents.


jmorancoyle said...

    Congrats! It's about time some of your photos are noticed!

sunflowerkat321 said...

How cool is that?!?  The should have given you credit though.  I have never really considered sending photos in to the paper.  Maybe, I should.


suzypwr said...

WOW!!! Congrats! It's a great picture!