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Gender: Female
Home country: US
Current location: retired to MidWest
Member since: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:15 PM
Number of posts: 6,151

About Me

Still an ardent Irish-American Catholic damnYankee Yellow Dog Democrat socialist after all these years. (cue Simon music) Army brat and wife for many years, now have been on the loose far longer than I was married. After my two red chows died, I took in a mini-beagle cross that I named Molly Maguire, thinking she might need a good Irish name like my original real one. Later she got a baby sister, a smooth-coat JRT I named Brigid after the greatest of the ancient Celtic goddesses. My great-grandfather and his son fought for Michael Collins and barely made it out of Ireland one step ahead of John Bull. They slipped over to Wales for new identities and then forward to the States for a fresh start. That makes me second generation of illegal but certainly justified immigrants. There are precious few people to whose defense I fly immediately, but the list includes Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama even when I disagree with him - it happens! - and living Irish patriots Gerry Adams and Martin \\\'Mind Your Kneecaps\\\' McGuiness. I pray earnestly for a united and free Ireland rescued from all official British occupation, with every square inch of alleged \\\'ancestral lands\\\' now held immorally and illegally by the invaders returned to the rightful owners. Irish-only rule for Ireland. No foreign masters anymore! I find it passing strange when Brits chide ME about \'interfering\' in Irish politics!

Journal Archives

Yep, they stepped in it this time, didn't they?

One of the earliest topics of conversation I remember from my grandfather and g-grand was about the 'No Irish Need Apply' signs so common in their earlier life - in England! That was pretty common in this country too.

Well, I followed those great clear directions and had success!

Last night at first I was so convinced I'd still need to reinstall, though, that I went to the bank this morning and got the disk out of my box. Brought it home, removed one more program (took out 2 last night) and voila! I no longer fear the need for reinstallation, hopefully for quite some time. If the system stays stable another week or 2, I'll take the disk back to the bank for safekeeping. (I lose things.)

I applaud your ambition to serve and would like to do the same myself if I lived where

it could be done. Although I've never been able to pay for cable, there are other ways to get the shows I love. Been crazy about 'Decorating On A Dime' and similar ones all my adult life. A lot of things I see in modern design make me want to retch, since my favorites date from Art Deco backward. But a lot of that is personal taste, too, and interior decorators need to serve their clients, not themselves. I subscribe online to Tiny Homes and Mother Earth Living among others. Just watching what others have done causes me to learn a lot by osmosis.

For myself, I'd have to turn those lofts into storage, however, since there's no way I could pare down enough otherwise. I'm getting to the age when climbing loft ladders could be a problem, too.

Just enough to out you as a LIAR.

NOW you can bug off, buster.

How can gays be included in the church if they're denied confession? Forget Francis - JESUS must be

horrified. Face palm time.

That's good to hear. Not only do we need more non-accountant priests,

I want the old confessionals back! By golly, when you went in there and took care of business, you knew something had been accomplished by the time you left.

hmmm.... I wonder if the vagueness of the priest at my last confession 2-3 years ago was his way of wiggling out of absolution? He's the one I told you about having such trouble with, laughing at my clothes and calling me a liar. To this day I'm unsure which made me angriest.

Bless your heart! I'll git 'er done!

So glad to know 'our' time is too valuable to risk wasting one puny second.

Wouldn't want to go exploring or anything potentially wasteful like that.

Hint: one way to tell is by checking the author. I can assure you that some, like sheshe, are always worthy of time taken. Too bad I can't say that for everybody!!!

Yer right, they won't. Tough cookies.

But did the priest really say he wouldn't give last rites because of the man's sexual orientation

after supposedly saying it didn't bother him? I'm missing something here.

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