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Sunday, October 14, 2012


Tallie is the glue that holds the O'Shea family together. Even before Bernie died, Tallie qualified for Mother of the Year every day. Though her eight adopted children are adults, they still return to the traditional Sunday dinner at Tallie's whenever they can. To reconnect with each other, to share events in their lives, and to enjoy Tallie's home cooking. 

Coming November 2012, Tallie will have her own story in CHALLENGING THE LEGACY. Be prepared for some surprises as secrets from her past are revealed.

Welcome to Tallie O'Shea's!

**When his sister mentioned Tallie had pulled out boxes of photos
and momentoes from when Bernie was alive, Grady was as interested in seeing them as the rest of his siblings. So the next Sunday dinner became a review of their early years with Bernie and Tallie. She had meticulously organized the photos and newspaper clippings chronologically, as well as assembling individual albums for each sibling. 

"Gosh, Mom, I can't believe you organized all this, and still dealt with eight kids," Marly stated. 

"I thought it was important for all of you. We forget a lot of day-to-day happenings as the years pass," Tallie said. 

Marly opened an album. "I love these annual family photos. It shows who came to be part of the family each year." 

The conversation ebbed and flowed around Grady as the rest of his siblings laughed and made comments about the photos from their childhood days. He stared at a photo of his younger self with Bernie. His adoptive dad's arm was slung over Grady's 
shoulders and a delighted grin lit up his face. 

Trademark Bernie. Always a smile for the camera and a hug for one of the siblings. 
Five years and I still can't believe he's gone, Grady thought. Bernie was larger than life. Immortal. Nothing could touch him. He was drilling us about our schedules over breakfast, went to work, and never came home. How could a mere bullet bring down a legend? 

**Excerpt from CHASING THE LEGACY, copyright Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel.

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