A "Narrowback" (Hivven Help Him)Speaks for the Irish

YOU don't have to look at me through green-colored glasses to see that I'm Irish. By name and by features I bear the unmistakable stamp of the Emerald Isle. But to the people of the Ould Sod, I am what they call a 'Narrowback'--one who is born of Irish parentage in this country and considered by them to be Irish in name only.

Consequently, I expect to get my come-uppance for my presumption in acting as their self-appointed spokesman.

The Irish, God love 'em, are first in many things. At times it almost seems that they are first, numerically speaking, in Alcoholics Anonymous.... Login to read more
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