by Karen Tiplady (an Irish Lass) “Don’t get your Irish up” – a phrase that my Mom would use, which, of course meant my Irish temper. She was mostly German and lucky enough to be just a bit Irish, but my Dad was wholeheartedly Irish. I love being Irish and am a proud Irishman. My […]
by Karen Tiplady What Ryan has missed: His 21st Birthday – a rite of passage. Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, RG III, Kurt Cousins and other athletic happenings . . . Ryan loved the Atlanta Braves but also loved the Nats, football, and was a big fan of the girls ;-D His College Graduation – I […]
by Karen Tiplady Foreshadowing… Late July 2009 – It was late, the middle of the night, in fact. We moms, we are always listening. The “kids” were wrapping up the summer between their freshman and sophomore years in college. There was a noise; I popped up and asked, “Who is that?” It was Ryan. He […]
By Karen Tiplady Writing these posts is an honor for me – a way for me to honor Ryan and his family. I hope that if this were to happen to me, or, God forbid, a family member, that people would honor me or my family member by piecing together a few kind words. Especially […]
In an age in which celebrities are worshiped, and the acquisition of material wealth is considered to be the largest measure of success, there is something different about you.