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Newsletter for March, 2008






We have been "off the air" for a while, lots of reasons. It is good to "see" those of you who have found us again after having been to these pages before - Welcome back ! For those of you new to these pages, a Thousand Welcomes. I hope you will find something of interest here. For us, it is good to be "back" and to be back into the sharing and exchange of information.

The Celtic Connection to Texas History

There was some interest shown in publishing the Celtic Connection in book form. by the Houston, Texas area Irish Heritage Society, but nothing has come from it. When we win the lottery, perhaps, we will publish it.

MORANIGANS

The passing of my father's sister Mary, AKA Sister Joseph Bernadette, is a milestone to those of us from later generations whose lives she touched in one way or another. Her life and work as an educator touched even more lives outside the family than we will ever know. Though she was 93, she always had a twinkle in her eye and like her mother - though the subject was perhaps very serious, she could make it very real to those who listened and how it would/could effect their lives and by the time the conversation was over - leave it with whom she was talking with a smile on both faces.

TRAYNORS

There are two sides to every story and in my direct family's case that other side of the Moran family is the Traynor family. Of course this changes as you go back or forward in generations, but in the case of my Father, his mother's maiden name is Traynor. That makes all my Father's brothers and sisters (13) and their children, and their children, etc. related as well. Kate Sullivan, daughter of my Father's sister Kae Moran (Sullivan), has built a website showing the Traynors and all the allied families. It has gotten to be quite a genealogical database and has provided many finds including the interrelationship of several of the same families over the generations and finding a large number of cousins in New Zealand. Kate Sullivan, daughter of Jim Sullivan and Kae MORAN Sullivan, who put together the TRAYNOR family genealogy. can be reached at this e-mail address:kategalway@yahoo.com That site is http://www.tribalpages.com the username is "Traynor" for the ID ( password), please e-mail Kate.

TXHIS Rangers

This section was developed for others to pursue, but as they have not - it is being restored on this website to see if it can get going. It is for students of Texas History of all ages but particularly for the younger ones to give them a forum in which to participate, get recognition and hopefully begin a life long appreciation of history.

WHY WE WERE GONE

I changed jobs, was promoted to Vice President and found there was even more work to be done. I just did not have the time to maintain the website. I worked on their dime, my dime, I worked just about all the time and I did it for a year. Now, at 67 years of age, I plan to smell the flowers and move a little slower. I am planning to work until I drop, can't or they won't let me but, at a pace that allows me to work on the website and my garden as well as that for which I get paid.

Wake Island POWs

Some of the people I have communicated with on this subject have become supporters of getting the names of those POWs who helped construct the Sasebo Dam in Kyushu, Japan on a monument the city of Sasebo is planning to erect at the site. This is amazing from a number of aspects. The most interesting of which is the city and the community of Sasebo wanting to do it. The tenacity and perserverance of the families of those POWs involved over these many, many years to have their family members participation recognized is equally amazing. There were many seeming impassable objects in the way of both parties.

There is a memorial there now but it was well known it was incomplete and through the efforts of both groups it is going to be done right and for that - both groups are to be commended. This website will follow this effort as it moves forward as it is provided me by those involved.




This newsletter is for the readers of the website maintained by G. P. Moran at celticowboy.com. The website contains information on a range of subjects including Irish history, Texas history, Moran Family genealogy, and other subjects of interest to G. P. Moran and readers of the site.





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