Friday 6 August 2010
Well I got up bright and early around 06.00. I put €25 of petrol in my 2010 Toyota iQ at 08.30 and withdrew €100 from the service till in Bellurgan Service Station. Rosanna and I left at 09.00 and via Ardee, Collon, Slane, reached Dunshaughlin before 11.00 where we had coffee and a bar. Gave €2 to a youngster from Drumconrath whose father used a mobile phone to get us directions to Killeen Castle GC. We followed Kristy McPherson, Angela Stanford, Marianne Skarpnord, from the 18th green around the front 9 which they played to finish. 69, 71, 70, the best 3-ball of the day. They are all shortlisted for the Curtis Cup, the first two for the American team; Marianne from Norway for the European. We met David Rafferty and Gussie Goss twice. I sympathized with David on the recent death of his father. I ate apple tart (heated) and cream; €4.50: followed by fresh strawberries (and some raspberries) with cream; €5.00. I finished off some of Rosanna’s steak sandwich. She bought it following David’s recommendation but it was tough, leathery and cold by the time I got some of it. The car-park cost €5 and it was a stubble field. There is very little clearance under the iQ so I was worried about getting my car in and out. In the event in spite of the rain there was no bother. Rosanna had a chat with Deirdre Smith standing in front of the giant scoreboard. I sat beside them but rose as Deirdre departed for a cup of tea. She remarked favorably on my manners when I did this. Long trip home via Trim, Navan, Castletown, Ardee, Dundalk. Rosanna shopped in Tesco LWSC. A young man recovered the token for me by giving my trolley a blow of his naked fist a maneuver I felt was doomed to failure. My dentures and gums sore and uncomfortable on account of tangling with the remnants of Rosanna’s steak sandwich. Postponed my journal writing until the morning. Nodded off in the Parker Knoll a few times and wakened up to find Rosanna gazing at me with a lost expression of wonder in her countenance. She went to bed early; I dragged myself off to bed later a little before 23.00. Did not wash my teeth. Exercised this morning and performed my usual routines, making bed, washing, applying moisturizer and deodorant, dressing; blue barred Kartel T-shirt, vest, black slacks, grey sports socks, Hush Puppie black brogues, Oakmont brown golf jacket, grey braces. Basically the same clothes I wore yesterday. Bumped into Roisín Daly in Hallmark, LWSC. Seán Óg rang his mother a few times. He called to Joe Carolan who is home from NZ while we were in Tesco and he carried on afterwards to Greenore without calling to our house in Jenkinstown although we were at home by the time he left Carolans’.