"Today is the birthday of my youngest brother Michael who is the spitting image of the Irish comedien Dara O'Briain.
While my brother Michael was born in England and not Ireland, I have it on good authority that we enjoy the same parentage, which is more than could be said for many a chap, wherever he was born.
The four boys in the Forde family have a perennial joke as to whether or not all four of us were born of the same dad. I keep telling them that I know who my parents were and where I was conceived as my mother told me when I once asked her; but as for the parentage of any of my mum's other three boys, I couldn't place my hand on the bible in all truthfulness. For all I know she could have once bumped into Dara O'Briain's father in the emerald Isle and they might have done this or that for a bit of craic?
Happy Birthday Michael. I love you Michael. Your big brother Billy x" William Forde: June 27th, 2014.