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January 02, 2009


Emmanuel Kehoe

Hi, just a minor correction.

What Mary Kate actually says is: ``I didn't allow my husband into bed with me last night.''

A subtle difference, but one that better suits Mary Kate's forceful disposition.

Kindest regards,

Emmanuel Kehoe

Frank Warner

Thanks, Emmanuel. That does make a difference. I don't doubt you, but point out which part of the sentence means "I didn't allow." I'll be happy to edit, to make this more accurate.

Emmanuel Kehoe

please accept my apologies, I seem not to have to have replied to your request.
``Ní lig mé'' (correctly ``Níor lig mé'') means ``I did not allow.''
Kindest regards, Emmanuel

Frank Warner



Happy birthday, Maureen O'Hara!
She would have been 92 today.
Born 17 August 1920.

Frank Warner

She sure is durable.

Mary Prouty

I just wanted to know that Maureen ohara did speak in the Gaelic tongue. It is a beautiful movie and John Wayne was so gentle and sexy. His gentleness make him that sexy.


She's still aluve

Frank Warner

Alive, yes.


Errr, Ahhhh! There was nothing gentlemanly about the way he yanked and dragged her all the way from the train station to her brother's place like a caveman and kicked her butt. It is now two and a half years since she passed. My parents loved her. Thank you for the gaelic translation.

Frank Warner

Mary Kate didn't say Gaelic. She said 'in the Irish.'

Mary-Margaret Swofford

I'd rather be dragged around with love than have a husband who allowed himself to be henpecked. I'm in my mid-50s. I'll not be beaten nor abused, but there must be clearly defined roles in a marriage. If the woman wants to be a nag and a scold, the husband should be able to assert himself. Imho.

Maria Alderson

Mary Kate is going to confession. In those days it was a mortal sin to refuse your husband your bed. She asks if it was really a sin, given that Sean didn't fight for her dowry. Father Lonergan gives her his opinion in no uncertain terms. At the same time, Sean is talking to the Protestant minister who asks him, "Is your wife's love worth fighting for?" Both having consulted spiritual advisers, they consummate their marriage that night. It's really quite beautiful, because they BOTH give in.

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