Smorgasbord Short Stories – Milestones Along the Way – #Ireland – Shakespeare and Traditional Fencing Methods by Geoff Cronin

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Following on from The Colour of Life, my father-in-law Geoff Cronin wrote two more books with stories of life in Waterford and Dublin from the 1930s. He collected the stories on his travels, swapping them with others in return for his own and then treating us to the results of the exchange. Geoff also added some jokes overheard just for the Craic…Over the next few weeks I will be sharing selected stories from  Milestones Along the Way.

The Bard Speaks

There is a passage in a Shakespeare play – Hamlet, if memory serves me – which is often quoted by philosophers of one kind or another and I quote! – “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.” This quotation has been held to have a deep and significant meaning and at one time I shared this view.

However, let me tell you a…

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