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From: John Prentice <>
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:17:18 +0000
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On 20/02/2012 14:15, Ann Watson wrote:
> On 20/02/2012 7:39 AM, Dennis Ahern wrote:
>> From The Cork Examiner, 21 February 1878 -
>>
>> SITUATION WANTED by a Man and Wife ; no family ; would make
>> himself generally useful on a gentleman's place ; understands plain
>> gardening ; the wife would milk, wash or care a gate ; best of
>> reference. Address Mr. Richard Burke, Coachford, for W.S.
>
> How does one milk a gate? :-)

Depends whether it's a three-bar, a five-bar or a milk-bar.

...I'll get my coat.

John
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Maintainer of the s.g.b FAQs, at http://www.genealogy-britain.org.uk/
Currently researching LEE and BEDFORD families from Islington


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