Monday, July 16, 2018

Three Generations and a Pub Crawl

Sunday, July 15th.

The three of us headed off last night to George Street, St. John's which has the most pubs per square inch than any other street in North America. Hang on a minute I'm going to Wiki that, just to make sure.

Well it doesn't mention that but it this will give you an idea of the street.

We had a great time. Two generations drink but the elder does not. Anymore. I figure I drank enough for three lifetimes when I did drink and I just celebrated 32 years of sobriety. So club sodas are the order of the day for moi with lime or cranberry attached. I have to say I do miss the Rock Shandys of Ireland though. Served in a pint glass and utterly delicious for the non-drinker. I see they're putting this mix in cans now. Not here unfortunately.

We loved all the music and general conviviality at the bars and engaged with another older woman who was there with her daughter and daughter-in-law on a pub crawl too. Her first one at the age of 73. Never too late to experience what we have missed along the way.

However, we threw in the towel at around 11.00 pm even though George Street rocks till all hours of the morning. I remember the good old days when I'd be rocking along and looking for a feed as dawn nudged the horizon. I'm sure the young ones might have wanted to stay but felt they needed to take Grandma home and well - ha!- Grandma was the designated driver.

We heard this hairy old favourite many times on our walks by the pubs.

Nothing can ever top the time it was sung to me by an old busker on Patrick Street in Cork.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a bit of fun!

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    1. Sure did E. So fortunate to have these treasured moments.

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  2. Lovely to hear that old tune again! Sounds like a lovely time was had by all. I have two grand daughters, one 5, one 15. It'll be a while before we go pub crawling together....

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    1. Not too long for the 15 yo Molly. I've been so lucky with mine, watching her grow up and spending so much time with her and she with me.

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  3. That music takes me back to a long time ago. Thanks.

    Seeing the title I was taken aback. Further reading eased my anxiety!

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  4. What a lovely way to spend and evening! No pubs to speak of here, so I cannot hope to follow your example. :(

    I enjoyed the song, thanks WWW - a new one to me.

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    1. The song tends to be overdone, T, unfortunately. Though the melody is lovely. And I have waltzed to it "in me prime".

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