"You can't lick 'em. What? Our envelopes. Hello, Jones, where are you going? Can't stop, Robinson, I am hastening to purchase the only reliable inkeraser Kansell," (U8.139)
"sold by Hely's Ltd, 85 Dame Street. Well out of that ruck I am" (U8.142)
"Devil of a job it was collecting accounts of those convents. Tranquilla convent. That was a nice nun there, really sweet face. Wimple suited her small head. Sister? Sister? I am sure she was crossed in love by her eyes. Very hard to bargain with that sort of woman." (U8.143)
Tranquilla is the name of a Carmelite convent in Knock (Co Mayo) and another on Upper Rathmines street Co Dublin). This is a picture of the Carmelite nun S. Therese de Lisieux, really sweet face.
" I disturbed her at her devotions that morning." (U8.146)
"But glad to communicate with the outside world. Our great day, she said. Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Sweet name too: caramel." (U8.147)
"She knew, I think she knew by the way she. If she had married she would have changed." (U8.149)
"I suppose they really were short of money. Fried everything in the best butter all the same. No lard for them. My heart's broke eating dripping. They like buttering themselves in and out." (U8.150)
"Molly tasting it, her veil up." (U8.153)
"Sister? Pat Claffey, the pawnbroker's daughter. It was a nun they say invented barbed wire." (U8.153)
[Note: this is not Pat Claffey's daughter]
"He crossed Westmoreland street when apostrophe S had plodded by." (U8.155)
"Rover cycleshop. Those races are on today. How long ago is that? Year Phil Gilligan died. We were in Lombard street west. Wait: was in Thom's. Got the job in Wisdom Hely's year we married. Six years." (U8.156)
"Ten years ago: ninetyfour he died, yes that's right, the big fire at Arnott's. Val Dillon was lord mayor. The Glencree dinner. Alderman Robert O'Reilly emptying the port into his soup before the flag fell, Bobbob lapping it for the inner alderman. Couldn't hear what the band played." (U8.158)
"For what we have already received may the Lord make us. Milly was a kiddy then." (U8.162)
"Molly had that elephantgrey dress with the braided frogs. Mantailored with selfcovered buttons." (U8.163)
From Wikipedia: A frog is an ornamental braiding for fastening the front of a garment that consists of a button and a loop through which it passes. The purpose of frogs is to provide a closure for a garment while decorating it at the same time. They are usually used on garments that appear oriental in design. Frogs are usually meant to be a design detail that "stands out".
Many sewers make their own because supplies are inexpensive and the results are customizable. Self-fabric can be used to create frogs that are the same color as the garment, though frogs are usually chosen to be a contrasting color to that of the garment.
"She didn't like it because I sprained my ankle first day she wore choir picnic at the Sugarloaf. As if that. Old Goodwin's tall hat done up with some sticky stuff. Flies' picnic too." (U8.165)
"Never put a dress on her back like it. Fitted her like a glove, shoulders and hips. Just beginning to plump it out well. Rabbit pie we had that day." (U8.167)