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  • Pia Walker

    Pia Walker Sept. 27, 2001, 10:17 a.m. (Message 27548)

    Re: Incredible Dance escape this year ?(plus the tiniest "peep")

    Hi Becky
    I lived in Ireland for 4 years.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Rebecca Sager <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 12:20 AM
    Subject: Re: Incredible Dance escape this year ?(plus the tiniest "peep")
    > On Tue, 25 Sep 2001 20:18:31 +0100 "Pia Walker" <>
    > writes:
    > > 
    > > or what about Ireland -
    > > 
    > I grew up in England where Irish jokes are as prevalent as Polish jokes
    > in the Northern US, or as Alabama jokes in my adopted state of Georgia. I
    > never had much desire to go there.
    > But I had the opportunity to accompany my more affluent sister and her
    > husband on a driving tour of the South of Ireland, from September 11th
    > (which used to be famous for being my birthday) until the 18th.
    > What a lovely country! What hospitable people at all the B. and B.s.
    > Here comes the peep:
    > On Friday, September 14th, Ireland was closed in a day of mourning, and I
    > mean really closed. The gas stations were closed the shops were closed
    > the restaurants were closed and, horrors, the pubs were closed.
    > I was truly moved by this gesture and the concern expressed by everyone
    > when they learned that I and my retired firefighter friend (who was also
    > on the trip looking for his Irish roots) were Americans.
    > I'll never tell another Irish joke, and woe betide anyone who speaks
    > badly of these dear people in my presence.
    > Becky
    > Becky Sager
    > Marietta GA USA

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