|Dad & I at Cobh Railway Station|
Owen was telling Mom about his school. I guess he was about in the 1st grade.
Mom asked him, “Is your school all boys or are there girls too?”
His reply, in a (to us) thick Irish accent was, “Tismixt.”
Mom, Dad & I looked at each other with confusion and astonishment. What did that mean!? Was that Gaelic?
Mom replied, “You mean just boys?”
“No,” Owen assured us, “tismixt.”
Well, this conversation wasn’t going anywhere, so Mom changed the subject.
Later that day we left Banteer and headed to Cork City. As we were driving along, Mom suddenly said, “It is mixed!”
Dad & I had no idea what she was talking about.
“That’s what Owen was saying.” she explained, “Tismixt. 'tis mixed. It is mixed. His school has both boys and girls.”
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