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  •  Cousin Commie!!! :-) Weirdly enough, we are (4+ / 0-)
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    probably related to some degree...and closer than either of us would suspect!

    There is a bit of Boston Irish a few generations back for me, as well.

    I was raised Roman Catholic.  My journey of spirituality has taken me other places, though part of me will always miss the beauty and awe of the rituals.  I hold that very dear.  

    Were I to return to organised religion...you'd probably see me in Church from time to time.  

    Warning:  I cannot sing worth a fiddlers flock.  What I lack in talent, I make up for in brute sincerity.  I tend to stick to rock and roll these days, where my lack of talent is not so noticeable.

    :-)

    We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

    by The Marti on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 08:35:23 AM PDT

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    •  My maternal grandmother was a Kelley. (3+ / 0-)
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      From Norwood (MA). I'm only a quarter Irish at best, but we are, at the end, all related.

      I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

      by commonmass on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 08:36:55 AM PDT

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      •  true, dat! and much more alike than we differ. (3+ / 0-)
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        I come from the O'Tooles, a long line of pirates, horsethieves, reprobates, scoundrels, round heeled women, hussies, and other less savoury types.  You know...upstanding, moral citizens.

        So far, I've managed to overcome most of the drawbacks of the lace curtain crowd.

        ;-)

        We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

        by The Marti on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 08:40:12 AM PDT

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        •  My mother's father was not Irish, rather Dutch. (3+ / 0-)
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          Like off-the-boat Dutch. He was a movie distributor, and a very successful one at that. He met a bad end in a car accident.

          Now the Czech and Russian side of the family? They were bootleggers and pimps. No kidding. They made plenty of bank, too. It paid for my college education, as a matter of fact.

          I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

          by commonmass on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 08:42:49 AM PDT

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          •  No tellin' what our crazy ancestors got up to... (3+ / 0-)
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            mine were broke when they got here...that whole tater famine thing....and whatever money they amassed from their less than stellar doings....the bastids spent like drunken sailors on a three day pass!!!

            They all came to a bad end; I am doing my level best to continue the fine family tradition.  heh.

            Hmmmm.  Maybe we should've had more bootleggers and a few pimps...then I could afford that bungalow I've had my eye on!

            :-)

            We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

            by The Marti on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 08:54:27 AM PDT

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