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Irish Raging Grannies at Demo
by Granny Ruth R ( info [at] raginggrannies.com )
Monday Mar 19th, 2007 2:08 AM
St. Patrick's Day of March 17 hadn't yet ended for these Irishmen who met up with the Raging Grannies at 4th Anniversary Demo March 18

In hopes that we'd meet some charming Irishmen along the march, the Grannies prepared a special sign AND this special song!

The Irish Peacemaker
Tune: The Irish Washerwoman
By Granny Gail Conroy-Sredanovic

We put on our white gloves and pick up our banners
We’re well informed women with pretty good manners
But when we see suffering and cru-el injustice
That’s when you’ll see that we kick up a fuss

We sing out for peace and we sing for war’s ending
Our voices are not always perfectly blending
We trade on our image as credible sages
To bring you a message of peace for our age
§Group pose!
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 19th, 2007 2:08 AM

Once we found these Irish fellows (or should I say, they found us) we had to pose for a photo!
§Shall we pick these two ladies?
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 19th, 2007 2:08 AM

Who needs internet dating when you've got Peace Marches?
§Two Guys Named Patrick
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 19th, 2007 2:08 AM

In the foreground, Patrick Fahey, Granny friend and mandolin player! Behind him, another Patrick whom we rescued from the cops. That wasn't an open bottle of beer in that paper bag was it, Patrick #2?
§New friends in hijab
by Granny Ruth R Monday Mar 19th, 2007 2:08 AM

These gals came from Modesto with their mom. Not Irish.

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by This was great
Monday Mar 19th, 2007 9:40 AM
So happy to see my ethnicity representing!
by Gail Sredanovic
Monday Mar 19th, 2007 12:26 PM
We Raging Grannies of Irish desent were so encouraged to see the California Irish Forum advocating for peace in the Chronicle prior to St. Patrick's Day. We were thrilled to greet new Irish friends as they marched in the San Francisco peace rally

St. Patrick was a man of peace and tolerance and the recent Irish experience has shown the value of diplomacy and negotiation even in seemingly impossible situations.

Gail Conroy-Sredanovic