Paul & Mary

Tea For Two

by William Joseph Kennedy



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/16/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781449082239
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781449082222

About the Book

"Paul and Mary...Tea for Two!" is a memoir of Paul Kennedy and Mary Ryan who met as school children in the 1920's.  They eloped to Canada in 1929 and had a family of eight children over 22 years.  They survived World War I, The Crash of 1929, The Great Depression, World War II, The Baby Boom, Korean War, the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties, and for Mary the New Millennium.  They met with historical crises and personal tragedies bolstered by their faith in God, love of Family, and undaunted work ethic.  Married for fifty five years they left an indelible mark on this world bequeathing the heart and soul of humanity to their offspring.

   Do not pray for easy lives! Pray to be stronger men!  Do not

   pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to

   your tasks.  Then the doing of your work will not need a miracle

   but You shall be the miracle.  Every day you shall wonder at

   yourself and the richness of life that comes in you by the grace

   of God.  Phillips Brooks, 1925

About the Author

William Joseph Kennedy is the youngest of Paul and Mary's eight children.  He attended schools in Schenectady, NY like his siblings.  He graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with a teaching degree.  He completed post graduate studies and his Master's at the University of South Carolina and served as a teacher and school administrator in Georgetown, SC.  He retired from education after thirty five years and resides in Georgetown with his wife Sarah.  They have two adult children Billy-3rd and Mary-Catherine.  He wrote the memoir, "Paul and Mary...Tea for Two" to pass on their prescription for life and as a tribute to them.