Re: For Jean, MM & Others

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Posted by JDP on September 05, 2001 at 22:04:53:

In Reply to: Re: For Jean, MM & Others posted by Mavis on September 05, 2001 at 21:07:27:

Lovely piece Mavis. We had a few postings on the Grehan sisters last year, and I corresponded with a nephew of their`s in NY last year who had posted a message on the roots board.
Tom Browne was our milkman on Marian Row.In the early 60s he was a gentle giant to us kids. Appropriately the pony was brown, as was the cart and he always wore a heavy brown overcoat, even in the summer.
Murrisk would love those mushrooms to have with the bread and butter. Fried mushrooms, with the juice left in the mushroom cup.yum yum. Did your father bring the mushrooms home on a traithnín.
Mammy Hanly taught myself and Tempus in 1958 in the military barracks.
Ballinagcloch always brought a peculiar feeling over me. I loved that area at the back of Baines`s hill. Fron the top of Baines`s hill I could look down on Marian Row / St. Bridget`s Crescent and over the whole town. Turn my back on that, walk a couple of hundred yards and I were in Ballinagcloch, where I felt as if some fairytail location with the cluster of small farms and the Fairy Fort in Deasy`s field. There is a superb snap of the town taken from the top of Baines`s hill on the photoboard a few months back.
I`d say that Derek fellow has been around a while and is just having the craic. Probably a onetime Coronation St. addict.
Just remembered one of my brothers attemted to coin a Limerick as a kid
"Mr. Browne went to town
Riding on a pony
He let a fart
Blew the cart
and paralyzed the pony"
Needless to day his attempts at rhyming couplets have`nt progressed since.

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