QUOTE (Maggie50 @ 11th Sep 2008, 03:39pm)
My family were born'n'bred in the Toonheid as we called it and being catholic St Mungo's was the place we were christened,made our communion/confirmation, got married and sadly were my wonderful mammy'n'daddy made their last visit. On a Sunday, nipping to 10 o'clock mass we shot intae 'big Johnny blair's fur sweeties tae eat during the service. Noo as kids we thought that was the thing tae dae. It had to be something you could pour into your poakit so as no tae rattle aboot (maltesers, treets midget gems) or the like. My duffle coat poakits goat intae some states. Some of our priests were warmers Fr John Mary and Fr Joseph. If you saw the former in the distance even, you wid jook up the first close you came to (he wis worse than the polis.) Noo!!! come Friday night confession. Ye see, you wanted tae start the week wi a clean slate,so honesty wis always gonnie be the best policy eh? Sittin, waitin ma turn ahm trying tae get ma story straight.RIGHT NOO fATHER!! ah swore 100times ah talked during mass 20times, ah wis cheeky tae ma mammy 50times(aye right!!) and a blagged 6 rolls ootie Joe's dairy 3times (oan a dare i might add). ANYHOO!!! by the time i goat in and after oh hello Margaret! (coz of course the priest new everybody in those days) ah hud sworn 20times, talked 10times bin cheeky tae ma mammy twice and WHOSE DAIRY??. I always thought that in the future sometime i would rectify these numbers and just bite the bullet and get that slate wiped clean but... The chapel was great of course for the odd wee connel fur the gang hut ( admission, a dodd of green beer bottle glass).Oh ah furgoat that wee indiscretion. Well i've tried tae live a decent life, so here's hoping. eh? My family names were Mc Manus and way back Fenner.
Hi Maggie-I was also born and brought up in Townhead-(Parliamentary rd)-went to St Mungos Primary as well-was an altar boy at the chapel for years-served many a mass for the aforementioned Fr John Mary-(who incidentially lived to be a very old man and only passed on a couple of years ago)
You widnae recognise St Mungos now-a few million quids worth of refurbishment works wonders!-almost warm in the winter and all painted inside!-new roof and everything.!