23rd March, 2000
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


OUR LOVELY DAY

The Wedding Day, an important milestone in our lives. Sadly for those whose marriage flounders it may be termed, a 'Millstone'. It was a 10am Church rendezvous for us on the 27/2/1965, the reception was at the Metropole Hotel, music was by the talented Jack Brierly (making his wedding reception debut), the honeymoon at the Castle Hotel in Dublin's fair city. There was a choice of 3 reception prices in the pre-decimal days, 17/6 - 1 - or 1/2/6; we opted for 1 per head.
With hindsight, morning weddings were tough going. The bride was up at the dawn to visit the hairdresser; the groom unable to sleep fearing hitches. Will the cars show up? Asking the best man a thousand times "Have you got the ring"? Oh! My God, will the bride show up?
Back then when the happy couple said farewell, they went at 3,30pm. It was the train for us. Unlike today's farce with couples showing up 10 minutes after the 'Farewell'. Today honeymooners travel with friends. Incredible!
Re- 'The Honeymoon'. Couples today miss out on a beautiful experience if the act of love has already taken place. The honeymoon builds a martial foundation, forming a bond as two become one. A wonderful occasion to look back on when waters get rough on the voyage of life ahead.
The vision of my Dark Beauty on our wedding night etched in my memory bank for all time.

Neil O'Donoghue
Douglas


CORK EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Sir,
The Cork based Peace Movement P.E.A.C.E. is seeking nominations for the prestigious 'Cork Employee of the Year' award.
Readers of this newspaper are invited to nominate people who are deserving of the title 'Cork Employee of the Year 2000'.
Some of the attributes sought by an independent panel of adjudicators include:

Efficiency,
Courtesy,
Kindness,
Devotion to Duty,
Attention to Detail
Productivity
Etc, etc.

Should you wish to nominate someone who does his/her ordinary duties
extraordinarily well, please apply to the undersigned at 4, Whitebeam Rd, Togher, Cork for a nomination form. (please enclose a stamped addressed envelope).
The closing date for receiving nominations will be Friday 26th May, 2000.

Cecil Hurwitz.


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