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March 15, 2010


Brilliant post Terence and a tribute to your people, as well as middle-name sake. And no doubt inevitable it should end in Galway.

Great post, Terence! I love your poem, and I love the statue of St. Patrick with the sheep nuzzling up to him.

I just confirmed that my great-grandmother was Mary Flynn, born in Ireland and emigrated to New York, so perhaps we are related!

Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

Terence, you silver penned bastard. Love this. M. O'K.

Thanks, Laura.  We'll have to talk more about Mary Flynn.

you can say that again!

This was totally enjoyable. Thanks, TW.


Great post. I love the photo of you and Jesse in the Accordion Band, and your poem nails it.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wow, uncle Terry...

Great reading, loved the poem thanks for sending it to me - Iwillput this site inmy favorites and check it from time to time. Good seeing you and the Professor.

Love this poem, Terry—wish it were printed on a three-leafed clover, or could you sing it to one of Michael’s fiddling tunes?

Thanks, Carole.
I hope all is well with you.

I really needed to see this brilliant post as I am ignoring the inane greetings filled with pictures of green beer and green fountains.....

Thanks, Kelley.

Read this out loud to my wife, and we loved it. So delightful--lots of laughs. (She told me she had a relative in Cork named Finn de Siècle.) (Died in 1999.)

Thanks, Jerry. Always good to hear from you.

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