Those born under the astrological symbol of Scorpio are said to be blessed with desire, resilience and willfulness.
Local taxi driver, Joe O’Callaghan – ‘Smokey’ to his friends – was born on the cut-off point of October 31st all of 50 years ago.
He shares the date with a whole raft of artists of many disciplines including: artist, Johannes Vermeer: U2 drummer Larry Mullen; US former news anchorman Dan Rather and Christopher Columbus.
Joe, of Camp, needed every ounce of the desire and resilience his sign allows him as he went through a really rough period of ill health last year.
A group of close to 40 family and friends gathered recently at The Shoemaker’s Inn for a party to mark Joe’s 50th.
Never one for parties, Joe thought this year is different and he’d go along with the idea of a party.
“I’m so glad to be around for it I was happy enough to go along with the idea of having the party and getting everyone together on the night. And sure, it turned out to be a great night after.
“Everyone who could come on the night were there and I got a few messages from friends who were working and couldn’t make it but promised to catch up soon,” said a grateful Joe.
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