Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Another birthday

____From Writer's Almanac, Garrison Keillor advises us of another event and biography in Irish history:
"It's the birthday of the playwright and memoirist Brendan Behan, born in Dublin (1923). He grew up in a house fiercely opposed to British rule. His mother was fond of saying, 'Burn all things British&&151;except their coal.'He got involved with the IRA and as a result spent most of his early life in and out of prison. He later said of his prison experience, 'The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of mattress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted.' "

I'd better leave off and go start that gardening. Cheers!


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