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 Posted: Thu May 7th, 2020 01:43 pm
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When she was young
she would walk down
Grafton Street
with her uniform on
school bag over her shoulder
hair tied back

Meeting friends
from school
in Bewley's cafe
on Grafton Street
for coffee and almond buns

Now she is older
her children walk down
Grafton Street
in their uniforms
school bags over
their shoulders
for coffee and almond buns

Sitting under the
Harry Clarke window
they chatted and laughed
just like their mother did
with her school friends

In the old days the waitress
arrived at the table
dressed in her own uniform
her white frilly apron
with a plate of cakes
three tiers high

With only enough money
for a sticky bun
they all had their eyes
on the chocolate eclairs

Now there is a pandemic
the cafe is closed
thanks, COVID 19
her children were dreaming
of the almond buns

Today they woke up
to hear the news

Bewley's Cafe is
closed for good

One Hundred and ten
workers have nowhere to go
the airwaves are buzzing
Joe Duffy on Liveline
taking their calls

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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2020 09:11 am
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Poignant - thank you

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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2020 11:27 am
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Heartbroken its gone
been there since the 1800s

it was the tradition to put the cakes
on each table
Many a school girl/boy ate the cakes
from the tiers
no money of course
then they would be run out of the cafe
by the waitress

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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2020 11:56 am
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So sweetly sad.

I know of Grafton Street, as that was the street where the jeweler's shop was, where Grace Gifford bought wedding rings before going to Kilmainham to marry Jospeh Plunkett.

Good you are expressing these things.

We should be in Ireland righ now...alas...

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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2020 12:17 pm
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Yes the jewelry shop
is called 'Fields'
at 22 Grafton street
A Mr.Edward Stoker sold her the ring

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