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CROSSANS ~ Hellraisers of Castlemilk

Hellraisers

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Karrie Brigitte
Dedication
Farewell
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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
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 CROSSAN BOYS

 

 

Hellraisers of Castlemilk and the Gorbals

A few are missing-

 

They were in jail at the time.

 

The CROSSAN Clan of nine brothers 

and two sisters.

My Grandfather and Great-Uncles & Aunts.

 

The Hellraisers

 

It must be hard being an angel
When the devil in your heart
Won't set you free.


It must be hard being an angel
When the world has let you down.

There's no perfect reason and

no perfect rhyme
For most of the time

that's what we're looking for.

Can you please support the notion

of what I'm saying here-


That the people here in question must

be angels here on earth,


If one can't see us as human beings.

 

Nobody's perfect all of the time-
Nobody's perfect, we are what we are,

The Crossans!

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BRETT
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THE IRASCIBLE FLIRT

The Crossans -

Arrogant, passionate, fun, mercurial, volatile & tempestuous - but most importantly, a loving bond never to be broken by life's travails.

THE HELLRAISERS
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IN VIETNAM 1968 - 1969

 
     

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It must be hard being an

Angel,

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When the

Devil

in your Heart

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won't set you

Free.

 

Nobody's

 Perfect!

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CELTIC FOOTBALL CLUB ~ THE BHOYS
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OUR COUSIN, JIM KENNEDY

ONE OF THE BHOYS, JIM KENNEDY (OUR COUSIN)

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ROSE CROSSAN

Granma ROSE

Nanny for a GAY couple in Hollywood

 

Never having known a gay couple before in Scotland,

One day when she saw them kissing, etc...

She just thought that was typical AMERICAN!

 

 

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One little habit we had to stop Granma from doing after

she moved to Los Angeles was to go around asking people,

 

“Gies us a FAG!”   (cigarette) ...

 

Doesn’t quite have the same meaning here in Los Angeles. 

Ah well, nobody’s perfect!

 

 

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GRANMA ROSE

 

That's my Granma!

BUSTED in HOLLYWOOD!

 

While a nanny for a Hollywood couple, Granma didn't know her employers were DRUG DEALERS!

 

All BUSTED including Granma!

 

 

 
     

     

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  RONALD CROSSAN 

 

Survived Vietnam

1968/1969

 

Coming Home to:

 

LAW School

 (Loyola-Marymount)

 

& keeping Granma "JAILBIRD"

 

out of TROUBLE!

 

(Endearing message to the family)

 

 
     

     

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  My Dear Uncle, Eddie

Edward Crossan

 

One of Mom's three brothers.

 

His Hellraising ways got him

deported back to UK.

 

Another sad ending-

 Brixton prison (1984).

 

Sooner or later,

Our Hellraising Ways 

 always manages to bite us in the ASS!

 

 
     

     
 

EDWARD CROSSAN
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THE LOVABLE BRAWLER

PICCADILLY MAUDE & THE CROSSANS
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RALLY ROUND THE BAR, LADS!

MOM'S BEST FRIEND-PANSY DOCHERTY (BOOKIE)
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SAUCHIEHALL STREET, GLASGOW

ZIPPING AROUND SCOTLAND IN
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PANSY DOCHERTY'S 1961 JAG

     

     

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CHEEKY!

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BLOODY CATHOLICS!

 

My Father, Brett & Me -

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Betrayal 

and Demise Of An Inviolable Trust

Were Two Demons

That Plagued Me For Years With My Dad,

Sadly Forgiveness Sometimes Comes A Bit Too Late...

 
     

     
 

BRETT
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Brett - Notre Dame  

MY "SAINTLY" BROTHER, BRETT
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EVEN HAD THE NUNS FOOLED.

     

     

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Edward - The Lovable Brawler -

A Walking "Donnybrook".

Sweetest Man On Earth When Sober -

The Deadliest Man Alive When Not!

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Shattering The Front Windshield Of A Car

With His Fist Was A Sample Of That Proverbial "Irish Temper"

Of His. It Was Also His Undoing

Which Ultimately Led

To A Tragic End In Prison.

 
     

     
 

 

 

 

Arrogance,

a shared trait of all the Crossans,

led some of us to be tough survivors

 while for others it made for an early demise.

 

 

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NOTRE DAME
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BRETT (DARK JERSEY #13)

Brett - Dark Jersey - #13 - Notre Dame

 
     

     
 

BLOODY CATHOLICS!
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DAMN! CHURCH AGAIN!

Bloody Catholics!

 Church Again & Again & Again...

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MOM AND BRETT
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LONDON

JAMES ~ OLDEST BROTHER
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THE LONER

James - Oldest Brother "The Loner"

 
     

     
 

 

Sexy Scottish babe!

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Damn!  That’s My Mom!

LONDON
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The OTHER side of the family.

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 JUST KIDDING!!!

 

Although family get-togethers,

especially during the Vietnam years,

would have put the Hatfields-McCoys * to shame! 

 

*The Hatfield-McCoy feud (1878–1891) is an account

of American lore that has become a metaphor

for bitterly feuding rival parties in general.

 

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The rowdy and boisterous

Liberal Catholic Scots in one corner --

The staid and pompous

Conservative Protestants in the other.

(No offense!)

 

After the first round of drinks,

And a WEE bit of prompting by Ronald and my Mom

on the subjects of Religion and Politics –

 

Watch out for the …

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The provocateurs

 
     

     
 

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Even the Crossan Pets

are a Wee bit Cheeky

Slàinte Mhòr Agad!

 

Cool Crossan Cat

 

milk

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milk

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milk

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milk

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Middle age is the awkward period when
Father Time catches up with Mother Nature.
Me and My Darth, just ol' middle-aged folk.

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Poor Darth, he's never had a woman.

 

If he had one now, might put the old boy into

a state of cardiac arrest!

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ONE OF OUR MANY VOYAGES

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Your brother  

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knows

 

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better than 

 

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Santa Claus,

 

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If you have been

  

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naughty

 

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or nice!

 

   

 
     

     
 

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My brother  

 

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Doing Those

 

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"Manly" Things!

 

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fjdk

 

 
     

     
 

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Aren't Brothers,

 

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A Pain The Ass!

 

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And Then They Can Be

 Soooo Sweet!

 

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CLICK HERE:

 

WILD WEST!

 

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fjdk

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Bugger Off!

 

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Ditto!

 

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Bugger Off!

 

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Were You Not Listening!?!

 

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Fuck Off!

 

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fjdk

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Darth ~ a fierce, hellraisin' watchdog!

As you can see, always alert and ready to protect me

against any danger!

 

* Formidable match against these guys…

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Click here:

 

  

 * Definition - Formidable: Inspiring fear.

 

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Born: 3/26/1859

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Born: 3/26/1859

 
     

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A simple little story of a Scottish family 

fraught with the sorrows of

 "Murder, Madness & Mayhem"

and yet unwavering in

our Love, Loyalty and Devotion

for each other.

 

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