My Treasure – Roisin Marron
‘Bundle of love letters from my first husband’
‘Charlie was my first husband. When we were young I used to admire him at the chéiles however when I was 16 he went to work in Beauley, in the county of Inverness-shire, Scotland. While there he wrote to me several times and it was only through his letters that I realised he liked me too. I’ve kept his letters tied up in ribbons ever since.
He didn’t stay in Scotland too long as he missed me and came home. We got married when I was 23 and we were married for 17 and a half years. Charlie died 28 years ago. I am remarried now 16 years and my current husband comes to Charlie’s grave with me every year on Cemetery Sunday’.
Story written by Roisin Marron, Cargan and member of Glenravel Young at Heart