That's Just How It Was's Blog – December 2015 Archive (3)

Celebrating the Joys of Family at Christmas

When I lost my Mum and my husband within two days of each other, my whole life crumbled around me.  I very slowly learned how to live again, with the help of my then two teenage boys and my grandchildren. Since then, my Christmas has changed, with my daughter now being the host of Christmas lunch, with family coming…


Added by That's Just How It Was on December 25, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Oh, The Days of My Youth in Bray

"Our past shapes us and makes us what we are" was a favorite adage of my late grand-mother. To qualify this, she would add, "My tough background gave me strength of character which enable me to cope with what life had in store for me…" For many, our past is in another country. As we live life, we experience many different…


Added by That's Just How It Was on December 8, 2015 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

Irish-Born James Barry, UK's First Transgender Physician

Dr. James Miranda Stuart Barry was born Margaret Ann Bulkley. Her parents were thought to be Jeremiah and Mary-Ann Bulkley. However, there is some speculation about the biological father. Barry's place of birth is usually given as Cork, and Barry's birthday is usually given as between 1789-1799, as her university and…


Added by That's Just How It Was on December 2, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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