Another Irish Story for Candice.

Black and Tans.


Irish Republican Army

Belfast in the 1920’s.


Ah Candice darlin’ ya went and broke the other ankle.  That earns you another story.

My dad had a friend, born in Belfast named J.J. McClarnon.  Picture  Belfast in the 1920’s.  The majority Protestants attacking the Catholic population.  Picture the Black and Tans, hardened World War I veterans, let loose, ostensibly to fight the Irish Republican Army.

J.J.’s uncle was out after curfew, caught and kneecapped (shot in the knee).  He recovered and what does he do?  Celebrates in the pub, is out after curfew and is kneecapped in the other knee.

The moral of the story Candice.  Be careful and you’ve now officially run out of legs to injure.



About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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