Nanette Mary is the wife of Count Geoffrey Francois Brousse de Gersigny. For most of her life, she lived in South Africa, but in 1986, they decided to move to Ireland which, for both of them, was like coming home. Although on his father’s side, her husband is from a titled and aristocratic French family, his mother’s family was from Glendalough in Co. Wicklow—known as the Garden of Ireland. Nanette is the daughter of Richard and Kathleen McNally. She has one sister, Loraine, and two brothers, Terence and Richard. Of her six sons—Michael, Francis, Richard John, Stephen, Philip, and Anthony, the eldest died in 1993 as the ultimate result of an accident on his nineteenth birthday when he was in the Navy. Nanette now has twenty-six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Although already well into her eighties, she is still writing. Over the years, she has had her work published in magazines and newspapers, and she was also the editor and publisher of three magazines. A few years ago, five books of her poems were published in America as well as a delightful children’s story, Ashby . . . The Happy Little Elephant! Copies of all these books are now only available from the author at New Argentan, Seaview, Murrintown, Co.Wexford, Ireland, as the publisher has gone out of business. Her writing has, in fact, been read in all the English-speaking countries of the world, and for several years, it has been posted on the Internet through the FanStory website. As Nanette Mary always says, she does not write for everyone but just for you—the reader. If you enjoy this book, she would really like to hear from you. This author acknowledges always and only that her ability to write as she does is purely a gift from God, for whose honour and glory she writes. In launching this publication, it is with the hope that, as you share her thoughts through her writing, you will find enjoyment and inspiration. Remember—what she has written is just for you!