Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Leprechaun Show

My Uncles and Mother came to town.  They are from Ireland. They are short.  They are in their 70's.

They look weird.  They speak with brogues.

My Uncle Peter called from Ireland "Ach sure Charmaine,  if ya woon't kome to may, I'll kome to yow."

And so he did.

My Uncle John, Uncle Peter and mudder drove to California in a white van, filled with 100 classical music CD's.

"Charmaine, would you like to see the luxury feature I've added to me van?"

"I'm interested in technology...so "Sure" I said.

It was a kitchen sized microwave positioned on the floor, behind the passenger seat, plugged into the cigarette lighter. 

That's my family. Beverly Hillbillies meets Intellectual classical musician who happens to be physician...on the side.

When they left town, my uncle deposited several (like a hundred) classical music CD's in my hand.  With each, he commented on a piece of music contained therein. He said, "Ah, look at this one..."Romantic Classical Music".  (The romantic era was a movement in classical music.)

"Aire in the G-string" he said. He peered at my date and said, "Now don't be getting any ideas..mistha".


Jen said...

It's always great to have family come and visit :)
And is that the king I see? You guys back together?
I'm going to Dublin for a week in June, any recommendations?

Joanie M said...

Jen, my daughter just got back from 10 days in Ireland (she got stuck 3 extra days because of the ash cloud)
They toured the Guinness brewery and also the Jameson's distilery. Good stuff.

She says don't kiss the blarney Stone. She says the Irish piss on it.

And Wicklow Mountains were gorgeous!

Charlene said...

I know a guy who kissed the blarney stone and then kissed me! I didn't need to know that about the Irish pissing on it Joanie M!

Family visiting and it being fun sounds like a dream to me.

LL said...


Charmaine said...

Jen - If your going to Ireland you should visit my Uncle Peter in Kerry.

If I were you I would drive west and get out of Dublin. Head for Dromoland Castle and stay a night. Ask for the VP of sales. Tell him Charmaine sent you.

Charmaine said...

Joanie, my mother told me that the Irish stand beneath the Blarney stone to catch the money that falls out of the pockets of "ugly Americans."

They probably pee on it too.

Don said...

What a great family! Maybe I need to look up my Irish great-great cousins (or whatever).