His parents had come to America by ship from Ireland, but Dad was born here and had little interest in "the troubles." My father was an island unto himself, silent and brooding until erupting in yet another fit of anger, mainly from the stress of being poor. My teenage brothers and sisters had tired of all Mom’s Irish vs. bloody British talk. They liked the British because the Beatles came from Liverpool. I liked the Beatles as well, but I was steadfastly intrigued by my mother’s tales of oppression and rebellion.
Part 4 will be posted on Monday, December 12, 2011.
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