Author: Treasa Anderson

  • Oscar Wilde on St. Patrick’s Day 1882

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I came across a speech that Oscar Wilde gave on 17 March 1882. He was aged twenty-seven and on a lecture tour of North America. He participated in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations that were organised in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota. Like Gerry, Oscar rarely veered into patriotism or politics. He…

  • Gerry’s show in a box!

    Gerry had a wonderful back catalogue of fun, wacky and musically brilliant songs that he played regularly on the show. They were carefully stored in this metal flight case. He knew that the CD’s in there were all he needed to craft a show around. He purchased the case because he had learned that CD’s…

  • C’mere Til I Tell Ya

    C’mere til I tell ya about BBC Christmas parties, bog rolls, rubber men, pensions and why country men are more dangerous. Gerry loved to people watch especially on holidays. He also loved to collect stories of silly things that people did or funny situations that they got themselves into. I can still hear him laughing…

  • Midnight Goats, Jackie Bites, Anderson Powers and South of the Border

    It didn’t take a lot to get them going. But Gerry and Sean could get into character and really have a go at Gerry Adams, Gregory Campbell, Daniel O’Donnell, Stephen Nolan or Jackie Fullerton, to name a few. They had a great way of pinpointing the unique character, eccentricities or turn of phrase that each…

  • Turn Gerry up and start laughing!

    One of the things that is heart warming for us as a family is listening to how he helped people through the darkest of days during the troubles. He seemed to be an oasis of hilarious fun and normality sandwiched between the constant tragedy dominating the news and political shows. Last August, on the Antiques…

  • Gerry’s Ghost Hunt

    He was genuinely spooked! Especially after his visit to Richhill Castle Co. Armagh where he felt the ghost of a small boy tug at his sleeve. And he witnessed a solid oak dining table being lifted and smacked down. Most likely by spirits who wanted to make their presence felt. Gerry needed a large hot…

  • Happy Birthday, Gerry

    Gerry would have been 78 today. He would have hated that! But we would have cheered him up with presents like a book, a cream jumper, a jacket (real clothes) and some smellies/aftershave. Then it would have been a night out starting with vodka and lemonade, a steak dinner (pepper sauce on the side), dessert…

  • When Gerry met Terry in Derry

    We are often asked if Gerry ever knew or met Terry Wogan. As they were so similar. Funny, talented and irreverent. We are delighted to say that they did know each other! We love this interview that Gerry did with Terry Wogan in Radio Foyle in 2010. They are like two firecrackers sparking off each…

  • A hypno hen rollercoaster week…

    Over the last week or so, we have watched more than 2 million people become hypnotised by Hypno Hen! BBC Radio Foyle have been at the forefront gathering all interested parties/offenders together. They started with an interview with Dave on Monday. Interview with David Anderson Dave described the experience of watching the twitter phenomenon unfold…

  • The Anderson Family launch a website!

    At first it was too painful to contemplate. But as the years have passed and as we have watched Gerry’s grandchildren grow, we realised that we needed to pull together his work. His legacy. Even if it was simply to capture his essence. So we are really proud to put this website together. It is…