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Old 03-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
charlene
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Default Happy St.Patrick's Day

Canadian Cmdr.Hadfield on the International Space Station:
and he took time to record Danny Boy too! https://soundcloud.com/#colchrishadfield/danny-boy
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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I like this one:

"Everybody can't be Irish!! Somebody has to drive."
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:51 AM   #3
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I just got back from visiting my in-laws in Cork City and nearby Kinsale (mentioned in Gord's "Ghosts of Cape Horn"). Twenty-four years after starting on the family tree, I met blood relatives living in Ireland and they took me to the Kilmeedy, County Limerick farm my great-great-great-grandfather lived on before he sailed to Australia in 1858. I wonder what he would have thought of a descendant flying from Australia to visit that farm 155 years later. (And Sir John Fowles will be interested to know I visited his old country and survived the sub-freezing temperatures and numbing winds on the moors around Silsden, West Yorkshire.)
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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Wow, Dave, that must have been so emotional to see that farm. Your great-great-great grandfather would probably never in a million years have thought about a massive flying machine that could take people all over the world. Very cool.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:05 AM   #5
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Cmdr.Hadfield has posted some wonderful shots and last week he had some of Ireland.. That must have been an amazing visit Dave...Imagine that trip 155 years ago from Ireland to Australia by ship..and not a cruise ship!! my goodness...

his FB has pics:click on next for a series of IRELAND pics: https://www.facebook.com/AstronautCh...type=1&theater
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