Monday 21 December 2015

Brother Jude and Tony Corden

 I have been corresponding with Brother Jude (Jerome Corden) one of the Corden Family in Waterbury. Bro Jude entered St Josephs Trappist Abbey in Spencer Massachusetts. Perhaps it is the Irishness in his blood but recently they started brewing their own beer  at The Abbey. The bottled beer is so successful that the Liquor stores in Mass. cannot keep it on the shelves. Even to look at the elegantly poured beer on their website would give you a thirst !!!Bro Jude is very proud of his Irish Ancestry and of  his American Family. Recently I had the great pleasure of meeting his only brother Tony who visited me in the summer with a couple of very colourful New Yorkers and  Tony presented me with their Family History. Their Families are so close that

Perhaps it is a lesson to us all !!

Tony Corden presenting copies of " The History of The Corden Family in Waterbury" by Charles Mitchell Corridan

John Thomas Corridan aka Jack Corridan

Rmember that great College Athlete I highlighted last year. Well as you know , Jack passed away in 2005 in Blairsville GA,.
I received a note recently from his very proud son Shawn which contained the Certificate below in which his Bravery and Courage for his Country during World War II were recognised at the very highest level by the most powerful man in the World

"Finally managed to get him buried at a beautiful National Cemetery in Georgia with full military honours"

What a lovely memory !!