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SAFETY NETS - THE ASYLUM - Down the ages with STD's and Mental Disorder!

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SOMETIMES, YOU NEED HELP. THE WORLD OUTSIDE IS INSANE AND YOU CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.
THERE IS NO INNER PEACE, ONLY TURMOIL. YOU CAN'T CONTROL YOURSELF. YOU CAN'T ESCAPE FROM IT. EVEN IN A CHURCH...
IT MIGHT MAKE IT WORSE!  IT IS DAMN SCARY.

I'M A REBEL. I BANISH STIGMA. I LOVE TO SPRING-CLEAN THE SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET. RELEASE THE PAIN.


I LIKE TO GO PUBLIC. AN ASTROLOGER SAID THIS WAS BECAUSE I HAD MARS IN LEO!

EXHIBITIONIST NUMBER ONE -
LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY HISTRIONIC PERSONALITY TRAITS, DANCING ON THE HILL, GRATEFUL  FOR A SECURE PLACE
AT WOLSTON PARK HOSPITAL; RISING AND FALLING WITH CHEMICAL IMBALANCE AND FLARE-UPS OF GENITAL HERPES.

IT CAN ALL BE CLEARED BY CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS SCIENCE FOUND.


My Great Great Grandmother, Catherine 'Katie' Fagan was born and bred and died in Dublin - 1873-1925:
Life in the nineteenth century tenement suggested an intolerable emotional and physical strain, a constant battle against debilitating disease, a daily assault on the s…

IRISH ANCESTRY: IN THE NAME OF THE MOTHERS!

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Walking the streets of inner-city Dublin, July 2010 - rain macks a must - give the Guiness a miss(yuk!), because I'm an Anglo-Celtic-Australian and I like Lager as a thirst-quencher.
Unlike most of my working-class forebears I'm not a regular drinker, having grown up with too much alcohol abuse in family circles - the refuge of the sad, the oppressed and addicted no-hopers, and the men who become monsters to their women and children.


What prevented the people from rising to their potential? The British Class system where the selfish gene is prominent, causing a continuous battle between the greedy capitalists like the Dublin Councillor slum lords who over decades avoided spending their money to maintain decent habitation for their tenants who paid the rent. Illiteracy, alcoholism, disease before antibiotics, are all typical living conditions of the people of my DNA.


No wonder they spent a lot of time in the pubs rather than their one and two room hovels - even today, there's …

DIRTY OLD TOWNS - GLASGOW AND DUBLIN 1900-1925

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My mother was sure her red roots were Scottish - from an Edinburgh heritage where her mother came from...er well that was what she was told.We lived in a street of post WW2 Irish migrant families.They treated her as one of their own;the local priest would stop her in the street and ask her why he hadn't seen her at Mass!Even the Avon Lady gave her a little bottle of Holy Water from Lourdes. Mum played down she was christened a Roman Catholic. She was a bastard brought up by Nuns. She was a Cultural Catholic,loved a drink and singing Irish songs, but that was it. Her maternal dna is Celtic from her mother to her Irish Grandmother who was in the thick of the Easter Rising 1916.





There was also another Kathleen Clarke in the Motherland:  WE ARE ALL VICTIMS OF VICTIMS


The origins of modern maternal family traumas arose out of Westminster sending English WW1 recruits to deal with the struggle for Irish Independence...

Private Thomas Clarke was not sent to Europe - he was part of a continge…

BINGO!

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If one gets married into a family that you can fit into with ease, and your father and mother-in-law likes you as a human being, involve you as a member of the family - you are truly blessed...Mum and her new mother-in-law were Bingo buddies for years. 
If they won they shouted BINGO or HOUSE!

Being treated as if you were their daughter  was accentuated by an acute sense of estrangement from her biological mother who she had been told was dead by the Nuns. 
It wasn't until she found some letters sent to her in Australia whilst cleaning the Reverend Mother Rita's office, that mum was able to call out her guardians were LIARS.

She was 16years old.  

A coping mechanism to growing up in an Orphanage is to imagine a life well-lived with a man who loves you, with a family of your own making in a home you own.

Mum's dreams came true, including her decision to have her children christened into the Church of England at Saint Wulstan's conveniently located in the same street.

Kath'…