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From: linda Merle <>
Subject: Re: Ulster Cultural Magazines
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 08:01:53 -0800
But John, it's too cold for naked ladies. One of the things I like
about NI is it is largely free of bogus American Sodom and Gomorrah-like
culture. Now.....some of my ancestors are from Ballymoney and I would
NEVER say anything against the place, which I love of course, BUT
to give you a flavor of the place, we visited a Heritage Center there on our
whistlestop tour of North Antrim on the way to Belfast to do family research.
The store had a lot of nice jewelry and excellent craft items. The hallmark
of the locals appeared to be painting barnyard animals.
Now.....I don't know about you, but me, although we had lots of chickens when
I was growing up, I have never once felt an urge to paint one. Or even photo one.
Obviously this is not true in Ballymoney.
As we left....(store was (and probably still is!) smack dab in downtown
Ballymoney,the wind blew and we smelled .....cows. Hmmm.
I bought a video of the Causeway Coast while I was in that store. It has an
amazing amount of footage of barnyard animals. I also liked the footage of the
St Patricks Day Plow Contest, complete with freezing judges. It convinced
me that if I were in the area on St Pats day I was not going to the Plow Contest.
I was going to Bushmills for a hot toddy. Eh....cute horses though! And a
nice variation on the chicken theme.
Well, gotta run. I'm painting my cat!
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