Monthly Archives: October 2008

Give my head peace

The Blarney Crone is in reflective mood, following sad news from Itchy Ankle. ‘Give my head peace’. It’s something harassed Northern Irish mothers say to their kids–or at least they did in the 1960s–when the kids are whining and whingeing and … Continue reading

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Itchy Ankle update

The crone loves other people’s rubbish. This week’s yard sale find: 1964 Red Wing Orange Hearthstone dinner set, including 4 cups and a milk pitcher and lots of dinner plates, salad plates and bowls perfect for the crone’s Halloween celebrations. … Continue reading

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Haberdashery Emergency at the Throbbing Temples

The Crone observes that, in life, you know who carries the safety pins–and these are valuable people to have in your social and sartorial circle. But there’s also a role for those who are not prepared, but who are both … Continue reading

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