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Old 06-30-2011, 12:20 PM   #741
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I grew up within 6 miles of the Blarney Stone.
Hey, how hard was it for a gal to pee on it?
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:48 PM   #742
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Shortly after kissing the blarney stone (many years ago in 1990), my uncle who lived in Co. Cork at the time laughed and mentioned the teenagers who pi**ed on it.

Would definitely have thought twice about kissing it if he had mentioned this beforehand ! Thanks, uncle Free!

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Old 06-30-2011, 02:00 PM   #743
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Hey, I kissed a camel...how much worse could dried up piss on the Blarney Stone be?
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:37 PM   #744
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Hope I'm not hijacking the thread, but here's a link to a slideshow we compiled:

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=0eaa3...6&sc=documents

Select 'Start slide show' - for full screen.....click to advance.

The pics are in semi-random order....(okay, okay, I was too damned lazy to sort 'em.)
Nemo2, I took you up on the offer to see the slide show. Once I got started, I had to stop and get myself a scotch and water. I knew it was going to be very interesting and lengthly. Noticed some of the slides are from 1982, etc. How'd that happen? Thanks again for all the great shots. Where else would I ever see scenes like this?
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:56 PM   #745
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Nemo2, I took you up on the offer to see the slide show. Once I got started, I had to stop and get myself a scotch and water. I knew it was going to be very interesting and lengthly. Noticed some of the slides are from 1982, etc. How'd that happen? Thanks again for all the great shots. Where else would I ever see scenes like this?
Glad you enjoyed them..........the two shots from the early 1960s are photos that we reshot with our digital camera.....the rest are slides, (I have boxes laying around ), that we converted to digital with a little 'Film & Slide Converter' we picked up......just does a few at a time but works great.

A lot of my early travels, (hitchhiking in Europe, the M.E., India, etc), I either didn't have the cash to take pics, didn't have a camera, or figured there was no point 'cause I'd be back there anyway.....now I wish I'd taken some.
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Wonderful photos, Nemo, both the old and the new!

I grew up within 6 miles of the Blarney Stone.

Very pretty area ! My grandparents are from Shiloh and my great grandparents are from Cavan county . I visited Ireland in 1997 . It was so pretty and the scones were to die for .
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Shortly after kissing the blarney stone (many years ago in 1990), my uncle who lived in Co. Cork at the time laughed and mentioned the teenagers who pi**ed on it.

Would definitely have thought twice about kissing it if he had mentioned this beforehand ! Thanks, uncle Free!

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This is a panorama taken off the back yard deck at FIL's place yesterday. When he sells it this is what will make it sell:
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:13 PM   #749
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I wouldn't know. I'm afraid of heights.
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This is not a recent photo, but it's a photo of yours truly on my last trip to Vegas...about 3 years ago. I'm hoping to go again soon.
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This is not a recent photo, but it's a photo of yours truly on my last trip to Vegas...about 3 years ago. I'm hoping to go again soon.
Gee girl - where's that shrinking Violet that had T Al doing the Photoshop puzzle piece routine to try and figure out what you looked like! Well met - howdy!
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:43 PM   #752
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Hi friend! You look fabulous

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This is not a recent photo, but it's a photo of yours truly on my last trip to Vegas...about 3 years ago. I'm hoping to go again soon.
Well hello friend and so nice to see your smiling face!!! Looking good!

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Heh….I think when that pic was taken, I had been up for about 20 hours…and wuz a bit buzzed.

My plans are to go to Vegas next month or in September. Y’all come out and join me….we’ll have a blast! ...........(if y'all like, we can leave the cameras at home)

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I'd recognize that manicure anywhere--you look just like you sound!
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Yay, finally, the full Monty. You look like a winner!
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Great pic ! I think Vegas is a hoot ! Free drinks ! Slots ! Great shows ! What's not to like !
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Y'all sure do know how to make this ol' girl feel good. It's been a tough year...and I'm sure enjoying the smiles and laughter right about now.

Now c'mon....don't hold back....post a few pics of your own!
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