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Old 11-12-2007, 03:59 AM
 
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Hi Does Any One No Bout Any Irish Travlers In Memphis Area

 
Old 11-19-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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The Travelers have had a large presence in Memphis for many years, the magnificant grave markers in Calvary Cemetary in South Memphis attests to their presence and their prosperity.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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I am puzzled. Travelers, by definition, are itinerant. How could they have a "large presence in Memphis for many years." Are you pulling our legs?
 
Old 11-19-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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Irish Travelers were sort of like Gypsies. They traveled around looking for odd jobs, moving from place to place without much notice. Many finally settled in Memphis.

There are still a few people who claim to be 'Irish Travelers', but they have no real connection to those early groups. The modern-day travelers are, in essence, bums.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 12:44 PM
 
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I believe some live in a mobile home park on Shelby Drive south of the airport. Double wide trailers with expansive brick and concrete porches and shrines to some Saint or the other in most yards. It is a very well kept mobile home park as mobile home parks go (somewhat like Allentown (which is acutally much nicer) in Frayser and somewhat unlike Leahy's on Summer).

I don't know for certain that Irish Travelers live in these trailers, but someone told me they did as an answer to my question of "who would build a massive porch like that for a mobile home?"
 
Old 11-20-2007, 04:17 PM
 
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Many of the Travelers are named Costello. Are you a Traveler?
 
Old 11-24-2007, 03:14 AM
 
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Yes Im A Traveller But Not A Bum If You Want To Ask ? I'll Try To Answer Them Thanks
 
Old 11-24-2007, 06:13 PM
 
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How would you define a Traveler? Just curious.

Thanks
 
Old 11-25-2007, 09:02 AM
 
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My best friend from childhood was a Traveler named Costello, I was excited to hear from a Traveler.

Last edited by tomterr; 11-25-2007 at 10:13 AM.. Reason: spelling
 
Old 11-26-2007, 10:12 AM
 
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define a traveller it's just like everyone else there's good and bad we work for what we have were close to are family there's really not that much differance between a traveller and a non travellr except that we dont trust easlly
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