Yesterday, the inbox had this:
Apologize my broke English. The school is far away.
I follow your blog from some time ago and I like it very much.
Congratulations for your work and fine humor. It´s very good to look at your blog to see whats going on.
Please, continue and take care of yourself. These times are strange.
Best regards from Portugal.
Like many of our ancestors that came to New England, there is a large influence of Portuguese
Irish grew up on the North Shore of The People's Republic of Massachusetts (ya, I don't know what happened to that state either) and had relatives that lived in Gloucester. There is a section of town called "Portuguese Hill" where there is the beautiful "Our Lady Of Good Voyage Church"
According to the WIKI link the Lady Of Good Voyage was designed to resemble the Santa Maria Madalena church in the Azorean community of Madalena on the island of Pico
Which is located in the middle (nowhere) of the Atlantic:
Irish also enjoys some Portuguese delicacies like:
I think this could be the oldest in the country.
Linguiça – is a dry Sausage, consists of coarsely chopped pork shoulder (both the lean and the fat), plenty of garlic and paprika. Its shape, rather like a long and slender lingua (tongue) explains the name.
Chouriço – is a chunkier and juicier Sausage and very garlicky, made in links about 10 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
Thanks again for the email "L". Now I'm hungry!!!