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Odd topics

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Ministry

If the first rule of success at work is to turn up, then the first rule of success in visiting in a nursing home is, presumably, to talk; something not always easy when the day is prematurely dark, rain is falling heavily and the man is not inclined toward conversation. Surely, Halloween offered some topic of interest. “Did you ever have a bonfire at Halloween?”

“No”. An answer probably not true in rural Ireland of the Twenties and Thirties, but it would not have been polite to have said so.

“What about …