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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Crossing the Atlantic by Horse

Jane Glenn Haas knows there's more than one kind of "illegal immigrant." Her great-grandfather, Patrick Glynn, found his ticket to America in someone else's stable.

Stole a horse, he did. Well, “borrowed” would be a more delicate term.

He sold the “borrowed” horse at the weekly market in County Mayo and used the money to buy a ticket to America.

His daughters hotly denied their daddy’s dark past, but a third cousin still living on the family farm in Ireland confirmed it when I met him years ago. [Link]

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