What can you say about your typical Irish-American mother? Agnes Farnan met my father on a blind date at the Bellevue Stratford in Philadelphia New Year's Eve 1946. He knew she was the one from the moment he met her, but had much competition because of her uncommon beauty and pleasing personality. It took a couple of years, but she finally realized Joe Farnan was the one for her. She raised five children in a row home in the Olney section of Philadelphia. We never were left wanting for anything, but we were never spoiled either. We all went to Catholic school and all graduated from college. My father passed away in 1977 and my mother was left alone, but not lonely. She built a house in Sea Isle City where she welcomed one and all and became a fixture in the communty and her church St. Joseph's. She loves her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and shares in their lives with anyone who will listen. She is a saintly women who's brother Tom would say "She will never die ... she will just be assumed into Heaven" - Joseph Farnan, Egg Harbor City