Category Archives: Family

Ya feckin eejit its smee…

In my last blog I wrote about Alan Deering and called him a “pissa”, which, in Boston slang, is good.

It also got me thinking about American and Irish slang words and phrases. For example the word fuck can be used in many contradictory ways. Go fuck yourself versus fucking brilliant…quite opposite meanings. Continue reading

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…and the cow’s name was…

I get a report from HubSpot ( www.hubspot.com/) every day on how people discovered my blog and driftwood art site (www.driftwoodartdesigns.com) and what key words directed them to find the sites. Last week I got this one along with about 50 others. Continue reading

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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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