SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!!
THIS IS A SURPRISE!!! THIS MEANS DO NOT TELL MY PARENTS, ON PURPOSE OR BY ACCIDENT. THIS ALSO MEANS DO NOT LINK THIS PAGE TO YOUR FACEBOOK, TWITTER OR ANY TYPE OF SOCIAL NETWORK AS IT WILL PUBLISH TO THE PUBLIC.
IF FACEBOOK TRIES TO TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE TO LINK IT, DO NOT DO IT!! DO NOT EVEN LIKE IT!!! AS IT MAY LINK THIS PAGE TO YOUR PAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU WILL BE OK, I PROMISE.
OK, NOW THAT I HAVE CLEARED THE AIR ON THIS SUBJECT.....
As some of you may know, this year marks the 40th wedding anniversary of Nick and Patt Clancy. To celebrate this amazing achievement and their commitment to each other we wanted to send them on a second honeymoon to Ireland.
Please help us make this dream a reality by donating whatever you are able to!
Also, if I didn't cover it before, DON'T SPILL THE BEANS! This trip is TOP secret until the 28th of July!
This year for every holiday (Christmas, Valentines Day, Upcoming Easter, Birthdays etc.) we have given them envelopes that they have placed in a container and been instructed not to open until the 28th of July for the Celebration of an AMAZING 40 YEARS!
For our parents anniversary last year we began the first step of this process by getting my dad a passport. He asked questions about why he needed it and I told him it was in case I needed him to visit me in India. He has no clue what we have been planning and neither does my mom. Our dad has never been out of the country and we so badly want them to share this experience together.
We have started out the foundation with $1500 hidden in the envelopes at home. We will continue to give envelopes of cash for the remaining holidays this year.
Our goal between the 4 children is to contribute $2500 (MINIMUM) by the beginning of July.
This past Christmas, Erin, Kevin and my parents were at the house celebrating and playing our annual dose of board games etc. The first game they played was a game that had you pick cards from a deck with misc. questions on them.
My dad picked the first card, the question just happened to be
"If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you travel to"
"Ireland, to have the opportunity to trace our family roots and see some of our Clancy/Madden heritage"
We could not have planned this any better ourselves.
So, we made the decision at that point, Ireland was the destination.
We know how much our parents have impacted us and we know the impact they have made on so many other peoples lives as well.
We love them so much and are blessed with the example of true love and friendship that they have shown us.
Asking for money is not the easiest thing in the world to do, but without a little help we won't be able to make this dream a reality. Any amount will suffice and be more than enough. Whether it is $5 or $500. It will all go to a great cause. A great couple. A great Mother and Father. A great Friend.
Whenever and however you know my parents, we would love for you all to be involved with this celebration.
In addition to any contribution we thought it would be meaningful to have everyone participate by sending a card filled out in any fashion you find true to your relationship with our folks. Whether you want to tell a story about them that you remember, or you just want to say Congrats! It is all up to you.
Once you have donated, we would ask that you send us your address so that we can send you an envelope with the card, stamp and address included. You can then send back to our house in Austin at:
906 E. Monroe Street
Austin, Tx 78704
We will give them all of the cards on this day of celebration with of course the Surprise of this 2nd Honeymoon Trip.
We will not give my parents any information of how much any individual donated. If you donate, you will be included as a giver. It's that simple, no $ amount attached.
I do not have everyones email, as my parents have a broad spectrum of friends and family all over the country.
So, I would ask that if you know of anyone from childhood or just people we don't know personally that you could forward this page to, we would love your assistance with that.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE JUST REMIND OTHERS AND REMEMBER THAT THIS WILL BE SOOOO AMAZING IF WE CAN KEEP IT A SECRET AND SURPRISE!!!
Feel free to contact any of us through our personal emails listed below for any further information:
"Erin Clancy" [email redacted]<[email redacted]>[email redacted]>
"Kevin Clancy" [email redacted]<[email redacted]>[email redacted]>
"Timothy Clancy" [email redacted]<[email redacted]>[email redacted]>
Erin and Kev may be the best available for direct conversation as I am working in India until June and have a 12 hour time difference. However, don't hesitate to contact me and I will get back with you at my earliest convenience.
If all goes well and we meet our goal and can follow through with this. We would then like to take on the next surprise. This will involve any of us kids that are available to travel over to Ireland during the dates chosen for the trip, to surprise them and hang out with them in Ireland for an additional few days.
Our travel will have nothing to do with anything raised for them. We will cover our own expenses.
All contributions will be strictly for our
PARENTS IRISH 2ND HONEYMOON!!!!
THANKS AND THANKS AGAIN.
THE CLANCY CLAN