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"The smell of the crowd.....
The roar of the grease paint"
I hope the show is a great success.
Although I can understand that it's easy
to jump on the bandwagon and say hang
them all. I must disagree. Back in the early
70's 4 young people, 2 Irish and 2 English,
were convicted in a court of bombing pubs
and killing innocent people. The judge told
them that he wished that the death penalty
was still in force because he would have no
hesitation in having them all hanged. It turned
out that these 4 young people were also innocent.
The sun is out, it's a bank holiday weekend,
so some family and friends are coming to
the house for a B-B-Q, and a wee drink.
Sorry for the delay in answering, but we have been
away on holiday for a couple of weeks.
Murray, I was down in Cong just before Christmas last year.
We were staying in Ashford Castle, we celebrated our
30th wedding anniversary. On one of mornings while
we were there, we walked into the village. It's a wonderful
walk along a tree lined lane. After only a few minutes you
pass the "Church of Ireland" church, where Sean and
Mary-Kate play "patty fingers in the holy water." Then as
you continue along the lane it takes only a couple more
minutes to reach the cottage of the Reverend and Mrs Playfair.
Then you turn right and you are in the village of Cong. Now
although the old "Cohan" building has been rebuilt, it has
not been turned into a pub. It looks just the same as it does
in the movie, with the name "Cohan's Bar" above the door,
but that's as far as it goes. I was a wee bit disappointed
because I was looking forward to one of those "black beers."
But then again, this is Irelnd we are talking about, so we just
walked 2 hundreds yards up the street and there was a place
that had so much of the stuff, they were selling it.
I did ask the barman about "Cohan's", but he didn't know what
was happening with it.
Hondo, just come with whatever money you have, the drinks are
Vera, if you liked English pubs, you will love Irish pubs.
Clyde, Thank you for the new segment,
and please thank Harry for sharing his
wonderful memories with us.
I was down with a cold a few days ago and took
some time of work. I started to re-read Dan Ford's
book about John Ford. After a day or so I started
to watch the movie that was in that particular chapter
of the book. I started with "Stagecoach", followed by
"The Long Voyage Home" "They Were Expendable"
Then after reading the chapter in which Harry tells about
the making of "3 Godfathers" in which He made his "debut."
I watched that movie as well. Then last night I watched his
other "debut" in Howard Hawks "Red River"
Carl, I am so sorry to hear the sad news.
Please pass on my condolences to your
friend and his family, and let him know
that I will continue to pray for them.
I just clicked "Where The Sun Now Stands" on Google,
and was able to read a few things about Chief Joseph
and his people. I remember watching a documentary
about their long run for Canada, and the hard winter which
stopped them achieving their freedom. The Native Americans
were and still are a very brave people. They remind me of the
Native Irish,they too were put of their land and pushed to the
wilds of Galway and Connemara. Where it was hoped that they
would starve and die. It's just a pity we don't have casino's.
But then, we do have Guinness.
then slowly began
Clyde, I would just to thank Harry and yourself for
sharing those little insights about Richard Widmark.
Overland, thank you for the link to The Quiet Man cottage.
I have been to Cong, were the movie was made a few times,
and have also been to Maam's Cross and seen the cottage.
It's so sad that it has been allowed to fall into such disarray.
Bill, that is a great part of the USA you in,
thanks for sharing it with us.
Stumpy, a very impressive first list,
the second wasn't bad either.
Guys, there's none of us getting
any younger on that list.
Clyde, I've read Harry's book more than once,
and enjoy it more and more, please pass on
my best wishes to him and his family.
Are the "Tales From The Set" series available on DVD?
We have had a suuny day, but it's
to be -1c over night.
I watched "The War Wagon" with Duke and Kirk Douglas.
Robbie, it's nice to know I'm on someone's list,
I've been busy with work these few months,
and time just seems to get away, but I hope
to come around a bit more. I hope things are
going well for yourself.
Keith, its good to see that you are here my
good friend, I've missed reading your great posts.
Murray, its good to be in the company of one
of the all time great lurkers, welcome back my friend.