I love this post. That’s my Joe as well. NO drinking. People in the US assume that every Irishman is a falling down drunk. NO. In fact, his uncle was a big deal in the Guinness company and could of gotten him a job there, but he didn’t want to live in Dublin.
My other thought, is that people need to ease up on this woman.
Perhaps just a prayer offered would be better. I’m starting to think that although comic relief in some respects, this thread may have made her feel worse. DS’s enlistment is a worthy thing, and we in the US applaud his bravery and honor.
Let’s leave the pissing contest. God bless all enlisted and veterans.