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CROSSANS ~ Hellraisers of Castlemilk

My Family

Home
Pt. I - Crossans
Scotland
Celtic Myths
Gàidhlig
My Family
Hellraisers
Karrie Brigitte
Dedication
Farewell
Memories
Pt. II - Prologue
Sorrow's Journey
Living Years
Razor's Edge
Tempestuous
Stark Raving Madness
Shattered Illusions
Storms of Fate
Pt. III - Preface
Ch.1 - Dublin
Ch.2 - Rose
Ch.3 - James
Ch.4 - Sons of the Gael
Ch.5 - Glasgow
Hellions' Crucible
Ch.6 - The Hellraisers
The Tale
Sláinte
A Scot's Farewell
Our Story
Love a Crossan
Pt. IV - Contact Me
Shrewish Tales
R U Daft?
California Kids
Happy New Year!
BeMy...

   

   

   

   

SCOTLAND
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BROTHER AND SISTER & THE BEST OF FRIENDS - BRETT & KARRIE

CROSSANS

 

A Family of Crazy Catholic SCOTS

& Fightin' IRISH!

 

It is with our passions

as it is with fire and water;

they are good servants,

but bad masters.  

 

Aesop's Fables, 1692

 

   

   

   

   

     

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 NO!

 

 

You can't drive my JAG

 

to IMPRESS the GIRLS!

 

 

 

 
     

     
 

  

 

 FORGET the JAG!

 

 

THAT

 

 

will IMPRESS the GIRLS!

 

 

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ANOTHER HELLRAISER
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BRETT ~ THE IRASCIBLE FLIRT

ONE OF THE HELLRAISERS
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RONALD ~ THE SARDONIC ROGUE

     

MY IRASCIBLE BROTHER
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EDINBURGH CASTLE

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LOCH LOMOND

     

CARLA ~ TEMPESTUOUS MADCAP
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OUR HELLRAISING WAYS

 

At Christmas Midnight Mass,

 

Carla was a  BIG HIT!”

 

Attended Mass wearing only a smile and a coat!

 

 

 
     

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THE CROSSANS

MY BROTHER WITH HIS USUAL ANTICS!
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EDINBURGH CASTLE

     

ME MUM AND BRETT
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A VISIT WITH RABBIE

 

A Mother's Love 

 

What could pierce the heart of any mother

 more than to see the hopes and dreams

of a bright future for her son shattered

by "Madness" - Schizophrenia.

 

Her selfless devotion to her son, Brett,

despite the knowledge that she was dying.

 

 

 
     

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GIVE US A WEE KISS!

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GIVE US A WEE KISS!

     

BOOT CAMP
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WITH THE CROSSANS

 

One of the Crossan HELLRAISERS,

Ronald Crossan

 

My Soulmate, Uncle Ronnie.

Sadly, as with many of the HELLRAISERS,

met with tragic ending at the age of 26.

 

His Hellraising past caught up with him.

Still miss you, Ronnie!

 

Born 1946/Died Easter Sunday 1972

 

 
     

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We Be Pals For Life!

 

     

TRAGIC LOVERS
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CARLA & RONALD

  

Ronald & Carla -

Stark, Raving Mad in Love

 

Ronnie & me:

Our future as a crazy-assed trial lawyer team

ended abruptly with his murder.

 

So I thought I might become a COP instead-

Try to do some good.

 

 

 
     

TROSSACHS
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MOM and BRETT

PÓG MO THÓIN!
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GO HIFREANN LEAT!

     

PADDY
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PATRICK JAMES CROSSAN

 

One of the great ‘Hearts

of World War 1

 

One of my great-uncles,

Patrick  James ‘ Paddy’ Crossan.

Had a pub on Rose Street in Edinburgh.

 

Sadly, never had a chance to meet

him. Died in 1933, not yet 40 years old.

 

 

 
     

KARRIE AND BRETT
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IS CUMA LIOM SA DIABHAL!

JAMES CROSSAN - CATHCART
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HER FATHER, MY GRANDFATHER.

     

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COUSINS IN FAIFLEY

GLASGOW BABES
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OUR COUSINS - THE LIDDELLS

     

     

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JUST A FEW
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OF THE CROSSANS

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For me,  

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Live the Life they want to make movies about.

 

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TROSSACHS

"Which is the most reasonable,

and does his duty best:

 he who stands aloof from the struggle of life,

calmly contemplating it,

or he who descends to the ground,

and takes his part in the contest?"

 

Thackeray

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We seek a renewed stirring of love for the earth.

What we are capable of doing to it is often what we ought not to do.

We urge that all people here and now determine

that a wide, untrammeled freedom

shall remain living testimony that this generation,

our own, had love for the next. 

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We may see that progress is not the accelerating speed

with which we multiply and subdue the Earth

nor the growing number of things we possess and cling to. 

It is a way along which to search for truth,

to find serenity and love and reverence for life,

to be part of an enduring harmony,

trying hard not to sing out of tune.

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LOCH LOMOND
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CHEERS!

 MY MOTHER’S REMARKABLE STRENGTH & CHARACTER

that she displayed despite the tragic losses

of her son to mental illness, 

 her father and three brothers, 

and the man she loved very deeply, my father.

 

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CROSSAN WOMEN
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I'M YOUR HELL! I'M YOUR DREAM!
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A BITCH, A TEASE! A GODDESS ON MY KNEE! I AM NOTHING IN-BETWEEN!

THE CROSSAN WOMEN

 

I can understand how you'd be so confused.
I don't envy you.

 

You're so good to me I know that I can't change.
I tried to tell you but you look at me like maybe,
I'm an
ANGEL underneath; innocent and sweet.


Yesterday I cried;

Must've been relieved to see the softer side.
 I'm a
little bit of everything all rolled into
ONE.

 

SO TAKE ME AS I AM!
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TOMORROW I WILL CHANGE, AND TODAY WON'T MEAN A THING!

 

 

 

 

 I’m a BITCH, I’m a LOVER.

I’m a CHILD, I’m a MOTHER,

I’m a SINNER, I’m a SAINT.

 

I do NOT feel ASHAMED.

 

I’m your HELL, I’m your DREAM,

 

 

I’m nothing in-between.

You know you wouldn’t want it any other way.

 

So Take Me As I Am,

 

This might mean you’ll have to be a stronger man.

Rest assured that when I start to make you nervous,

 

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I’m going to extremes; Tomorrow I will change,

And Today won’t mean a thing.

 

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BITCH

Alanis Morissette

 

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes,

the greater their power to harm us.

 

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Those difficult times have helped me to

understand better than before,

 

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how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way

and that so many things that one goes worrying

 about are of no importance whatsoever.

 

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WEE BAIRN KARRIE

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CALLING GLASGOW COLLECT!

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WEE BAIRN BRETT

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