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Replying To MiAmigaVERONICA:  "On a train journey up through Guatemala around 2009 I met several poverty-stricken immigrants making the highly dangerous trek northwards in the hope of making it into the US. One was a very young single mother with her two small kids, hitching non-paying train rides all the way up from Honduras. The kids enjoyed a little game of peek-a-boo with me at a brief stop-over on the way. The older was a little girl of around three years, named Veronica.. As doubtlessly with everyone on such treks, there was, I felt, a deeper story than met the eye with this very young and vulnerable family, but it is one that will forever remain a mystery to me, as will their fate thereafter. At the next Internet cafe I found I was feeling a little homesick, and was interested in hearing what the banter was about the hurling championship. That was when I joined Hoganstand, and I took my username after my little amiga."
Lovely story. I hope the family found a good life and happiness.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17824 - 09/08/2021 18:38:58    2369250

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Replying To MiAmigaVERONICA:  "On a train journey up through Guatemala around 2009 I met several poverty-stricken immigrants making the highly dangerous trek northwards in the hope of making it into the US. One was a very young single mother with her two small kids, hitching non-paying train rides all the way up from Honduras. The kids enjoyed a little game of peek-a-boo with me at a brief stop-over on the way. The older was a little girl of around three years, named Veronica.. As doubtlessly with everyone on such treks, there was, I felt, a deeper story than met the eye with this very young and vulnerable family, but it is one that will forever remain a mystery to me, as will their fate thereafter. At the next Internet cafe I found I was feeling a little homesick, and was interested in hearing what the banter was about the hurling championship. That was when I joined Hoganstand, and I took my username after my little amiga."
There's a touch of the Verbal's about that Keyser!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 123 - 09/08/2021 19:46:42    2369270

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Mayo is known as the Plain of the Yew Trees."
And there we have it! Now we know why Mayo have come up short in so many All-Ireland finals.

Because yew trees are synonymous with cemeteries!

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 326 - 09/08/2021 20:18:18    2369283

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Replying To Onion_Sack:  "There's a touch of the Verbal's about that Keyser!"
Does it not get claustrophobic in your little world?

MiAmigaVERONICA (Clare) - Posts: 277 - 09/08/2021 20:23:38    2369285

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Replying To johnocarroll17:  "And there we have it! Now we know why Mayo have come up short in so many All-Ireland finals.

Because yew trees are synonymous with cemeteries!"
They are also poisonous ;)

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 09/08/2021 20:29:52    2369287

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Replying To Onion_Sack:  "There's a touch of the Verbal's about that Keyser!"
Sorry, I might have misunderstood you.

MiAmigaVERONICA (Clare) - Posts: 277 - 09/08/2021 20:34:00    2369288

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Replying To MiAmigaVERONICA:  "On a train journey up through Guatemala around 2009 I met several poverty-stricken immigrants making the highly dangerous trek northwards in the hope of making it into the US. One was a very young single mother with her two small kids, hitching non-paying train rides all the way up from Honduras. The kids enjoyed a little game of peek-a-boo with me at a brief stop-over on the way. The older was a little girl of around three years, named Veronica.. As doubtlessly with everyone on such treks, there was, I felt, a deeper story than met the eye with this very young and vulnerable family, but it is one that will forever remain a mystery to me, as will their fate thereafter. At the next Internet cafe I found I was feeling a little homesick, and was interested in hearing what the banter was about the hurling championship. That was when I joined Hoganstand, and I took my username after my little amiga."
Very interesting story MiAmiga.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5708 - 09/08/2021 20:35:58    2369289

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Replying To yew_tree:  "They are also poisonous ;)"
Didn't the plant them in cemeteries so the kids wouldn't eat the berries.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1819 - 09/08/2021 21:18:27    2369307

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Replying To avonali:  "Didn't the plant them in cemeteries so the kids wouldn't eat the berries."
More to do with livestock I think breaking in...farmers keeping their boundaries in check?

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 09/08/2021 22:03:01    2369332

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If any of you need to ask where mine came from well, i dunno what i can say....

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1447 - 10/08/2021 09:55:49    2369402

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Small man who loves a few sneaky ones

BilboNaggins (Galway) - Posts: 59 - 10/08/2021 10:19:59    2369413

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Replying To brian:  "If any of you need to ask where mine came from well, i dunno what i can say...."
Is it because you're a big Monty Python fan?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14010 - 10/08/2021 10:39:12    2369421

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Replying To MiAmigaVERONICA:  "On a train journey up through Guatemala around 2009 I met several poverty-stricken immigrants making the highly dangerous trek northwards in the hope of making it into the US. One was a very young single mother with her two small kids, hitching non-paying train rides all the way up from Honduras. The kids enjoyed a little game of peek-a-boo with me at a brief stop-over on the way. The older was a little girl of around three years, named Veronica.. As doubtlessly with everyone on such treks, there was, I felt, a deeper story than met the eye with this very young and vulnerable family, but it is one that will forever remain a mystery to me, as will their fate thereafter. At the next Internet cafe I found I was feeling a little homesick, and was interested in hearing what the banter was about the hurling championship. That was when I joined Hoganstand, and I took my username after my little amiga."
Glad you got the chance to tell this tale. Central American countries are pretty rough. I found it hard to relax there with the exception of Costa Rica and the touristy bit of Panamá. Mainland Honduras was mental about 6 years back.

Suas Sios (None) - Posts: 1514 - 10/08/2021 11:35:31    2369463

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Is it because you're a big Monty Python fan?"
Fair play that did make me laugh, but no

It's my actual name!!!!!

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1447 - 10/08/2021 12:08:39    2369479

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Is it because you're a big Monty Python fan?"
:-D

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3512 - 10/08/2021 13:15:20    2369506

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Replying To brian:  "Fair play that did make me laugh, but no

It's my actual name!!!!!"
I'm Brian! :-D

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3512 - 10/08/2021 13:16:32    2369507

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Replying To brian:  "Fair play that did make me laugh, but no

It's my actual name!!!!!"
Top marks for not trying

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 11874 - 10/08/2021 13:47:58    2369519

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Is it because you're a big Monty Python fan?"
I think you're mistaking Brian for Bwian :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8285 - 10/08/2021 16:15:34    2369591

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I'm like Mayo I keep coming back

boomerang (Mayo) - Posts: 39 - 11/08/2021 11:27:42    2369770

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Is it because you're a big Monty Python fan?"
brilliant ...

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 5490 - 11/08/2021 12:00:34    2369786

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