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Re: OT-CHAT: Where are you?

J. Griffin Crump wrote:
> John I. Jones wrote:
> >
> > J. Michael, Celia or Ben Storey wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > Where is everyone?
> We're all here, Celia -- just like violets sleeping under the snow
> waiting for the warmth of your words to bring us all up blooming.
> Truth to tell, I think many of us just don't want to overburden John
> while Rt66 is horsed up.  For my part, the early growth and subsequent
> unending rains have squeezed me between the need to plant seedlings, the
> culling that must precede that, and the insurgent weeds that interfere
> with both.  But for all that, I have just returned from a Gaeltacht
> Weekend -- Friday evening through Sunday afternoon at Mount Vernon
> College in northwest Washington, DC, filled with Irish dancing and song,
> workshops in history and language, Mass in Gaelic, and a caeli following
> with a host of harps, violins, banjos, tin whistles, story-telling and
> plenty of Guinness.  We were blessed with a number of excellent singers
> who in typically a capella style did full justice to the beauty of the
> ancient airs.  And we were treated to a visit by the Irish Ambassador,
> who commiserated with us on the difficulties inherent in dealing with a
> language in which the plural form changes not only the endings of words,
> but the beginnings!  Oy veh!
> Griff Crump, along the tidal Potomac in Mount Vernon, VA
> jgcrump@erols.com

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