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Thread #45279   Message #669625
Posted By: Mudlark
15-Mar-02 - 02:49 AM
Thread Name: BS: St Patrick`s Day Cards
Subject: RE: BS: St Patrick`s Day Cards
My grandmother believed in the little people. Altho French, she lived with an Irish family, in the early 1900's (and thus learned English with a bit of brogue). Old Mrs. Walsh not only believed in the little people she had seen them, in the old country, many, many times, coming home from dances and such. She claimed that if they saw tiny lights bobbing along in the dark, down the lane ahead of them, all in the party would head for the ditch. For this was surely a group of little people, and altho there was no harm in them so long as they were left alone, they got very touchy about being seen. So Mrs. Walsh said she spent many a long moment, with her one good dress going sodden around her knees, as she crouched in a damp ditch, waiting for them to go by.

To this day I don't know if these little people were leprechauns or fairies, but needless to say, I believe in them as much as if Mrs. Walsh had told me herself.