Category Archives: Family

Back in the US..S..A….

You just don’t realize how great the United States is until you spend time away. Granted we have a lot of problems that must be addressed and sorted out, Continue reading

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“Make it a good one!”

My sister in law is taking care of her mother for the next few weeks. She is 103 years old and when arriving at Ann and Tom’s house she said she was cold and would like a whiskey. Ann poured her a spot of Jameson and she said “Ah, come on…make it a good one.” Continue reading

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Defy Logic

Hypocrite…Moi? Hell yes… I’ve been told that, on occasion, I have been uncomplimentary about the little leprechaun, the Irish President, Michael D. Higgins. I might have described him, Continue reading

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ducks, beavers, rednecks and Jesus…

OK it took me a while but I finally watched an episode. I thought gee … the geniuses in the TV industry have come up with a show worse than Judge Judy. So what did I do … I watched another episode, then another and, I swear, I’m ready to go kill a beaver. OORAH!! Continue reading

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My daughter… Alice and the “Massacree”

The Thanksgiving before the US Marine Corps came calling, my circle of friends and I (and a whole lot of others) discovered Arlo Guthrie’s song writing skills and were listening to a wonderful musical monologue that became our theme song in 1967. Continue reading

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Tick…Tock

broke the face of my watch the other day it is a simple watch with a cloth strap and it still keeps time Continue reading

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My daughter …

She is a Dublin woman now. Continue reading

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Going home…

It is with mixed emotions that I will soon return to “my” country. I have been in Ireland since early December and it is time to come home. Continue reading

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… a light rain in Ireland and a dark cloud covers Boston

“Rain is also very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it’s quite fine, so fine that the Irish don’t even acknowledge that it exists.”
– Alan Parker, director of “The Commitments” Continue reading

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Bunclody’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

I did not attend last year’s parade…but my niece took her two little ones to the big event and reminded me that it was coming up and that one of the highlights of last year’s parade was a man driving a tractor in the procession with so much “muck” on it that the crowd could smell it as it passed. Continue reading

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