Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Friday, March 15, 2013

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL

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We know their dream; enough

To know they dreamed and are dead.
And what if excess of love
Bewildered them till they died?
I write it out in a verse --MacDonagh and MacBride
And Connolly and Pearse
Now and in time to be,
Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

FROM WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS:
"EASTER, 1916"


3 comments:

Jean Campbell said...

Wasn't the Kismet Out originally called The Blue Whale?

JOH said...

JOH said...
Hugh O'Brien writes:

Re The Green Isle (not to be confused with The Green Mile)....

These are approximate guesses (as opposed to specific guesses — I guess):

Its first name was The Green Isle. I would put its dates as 1972-1974. Then, remember, it became The Lighthouse, which again I’d say was approximately 1975-1977; with The Out starting in 1978. I’m probably off a year or so on each of these but that’s the rough answer. I know it was known as The Green Isle and The Lighthouse for multiple seasons each, and my recollection is that it was The Lighthouse longer than it was The Green Isle. Warren Lem changed it to The Out, which everyone thought was so clever that it wouldn’t last a year. So much for that prognostication.

If this has to do with Saint Patrick’s Day I’ll be very disappointed.

We can always ask Larry Cole for verification on the competition.

Hugh


Beaver disagrees as to the year it bacame the Out:


Beaver:
Yes it was the Green Isle –
by '76 it definitely was the Out - it may have been the Out in '72


JOH:

Jean, whether it was the Blue Whale at any point in time is subject to further discovery.

All I remember is that when it was officially called the Green Isle it was unofficially called the "Green Slime."

Anonymous said...

JOH -

I got my dates for failed marriages wrong - Noel didn't make his first mistake until '78 not '76

So the Green Isle, Blue Whale, Arthur Lem's Folly, Kismet Inn Annex, etc. may not have been till '78