James Kavanagh made his first communion on Saturday 26th of May 2001.
The event took place in St. Patrick's church, Wicklow, Ireland. James
was accompanied by his mother Nichola, father Brian and younger sister
Sophie. Also there to lend moral support were Melanie his godmother, grand
parents, uncles, cousins and aunts.
Suprisingly James was not irritated by the communion outfit - the neck
button on the shirt did not try to strangle him, there were no protests
that the shoes were too tight or the trousers too loose. How things have
changed since I went through the same ceremony (many centuries ago) and
felt as if my clothes were trying to kill me slowly through suffocation.
Even Brian scrubbed up well, looking refined in a suit and resisted the
temptation to throw his tie on the ground as soon as he left the church.
Nichola and Sophie were, as always, immaculately turned out.
After church the party went to Ashford for dinner and then later in the
evening to Chez Kavanagh for drinks and cocktails. Star of the day (apart
from James) was great gandfather Tom McAuley who threw in some jokes and
kept the ladies on their toes.
James - if your reading this could you spare me a fiver?