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A collection of short stories and poetry based a family's struggle for survival in the Old World, during the 1950s in Ireland, when unemployment was rampant. They tip-toed around the local high and mighty and hid their fear of the English, the Church and hunger behind a veil of laughter. They were no match a'tall for these Old World powers that used them. Thank god, all things change with time -- these Old World powers are crumbling right in front of us. Ye will laugh and ye may even cry at this account of every-day life of the unemployed and their struggle to survive hunger and poverty. Some families were lucky to survive long enough to make their way to America, and thank god America took the Irish in by the millions. The Fairies must have been watching over them, for the Irish fit right in; they were the right colour, they spoke English (their own Irish version of it) and they worshiped the same god, so to speak. No sooner did they set foot on American soil, they worked and worked and soon got their pride back and were often able to feed their families at home too. If 'twasn't for the Fairies watching over the Irish people, ye might not hear this side of their story. Ye must have the courage to pass on the true story of our survival that made us who we are today. Author's note: It has taken me years to get the courage to publish our story -- I'm sure my courage comes from my mam telling me to show the world how we were treated back then, when Ireland was in a bad state and over-run by outside powers. Without our Irish humor and America's generosity to take us in and give us a second chance, god knows what would have become of us. Thank God for the New World.
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Born in Ireland, the author traveled light years from the Old World to America in the New World, and blended in with millions more from every corner of the earth. If ye saw her today, ye would think she is a Yank, but she says she is only masquerading as one. Inside, Geraldine O'Gorman has always been there, waiting to be herself and tell ye her story, which she says, is really the story of all peoples. Her collection of short stories will show ye the discoveries she made while watching and waiting to show the strength of the Irish race to rise above powers beyond their control. She is a product of the Old World, born in the Blind Ages, where powerful Old World religions and empires had complete power over peoples' lives. If ’twasn’t for the courage and determination of her mam, they would have never escaped to the New World. She'll tell ye, "We must be part mortal, part Fairy; how else can ye explain why we survived the onslaught of global power mongers?" She believes the Fairies protect her race and they also helped her mam bring her family to America. The author lives with her American husband outside Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania USA.
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Book Description VeryBlue Publishing, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0990379000