There we a man, Dinjo on Radio Erin in the 50s who told of a man in a
primitive part of Ireland who found a mirror and when he looked in it he
said, "Well,I never knew my father had his portrait painted."
He kept it in a drawer and often went to look at it, but didn't tell his
wife, who got curious and took it out to see what it was when he wasn't
looking. What she saw caused her to remark, "If thats the piece of stuff
he's after, I don't think much of his taste."
It was something like that anyway but it was a long time ago.
Radio Erin was the best reception I could get in those far off times in west
Wales, we were in some sort of shadow for reception of the BBC.
There was no television then either so people without television didn't
think they were missing it. Which of course they weren't.
I enjoyed the sung Mass on Sunday mornings, all in Latin at that time, so
non religious me could enjoy the vibe without getting hung up on the subject
matter with which I was unlikely to agree.
At other times there was a fiddle player called, Brenden McGlinchey,
[Probably misspelled] who I would really like to get a tape of but he must
have slipped off the planet. No Irish's who I ask have ever heard of him.
> >mirrors probably had a spiritual function.
> No, mirrors had a *ritual* function. IOW, no one knows *what* function
> they had. :)
> Why the assumption that this was an overseas visitor. That's the one
> that puzzles me, of all the guesses in the article.
> Gearóid Mac Cuinneagáin
> Tá m'aerbhád lán d'eascanna