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goodnight Irene

A phrase used to show one's shock or dismay. "Goodnight Irene" is the title of a 1930s folk song by Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter. Primarily heard in US. Well, goodnight Irene—I never expected so many people to come to a party for me! Goodnight Irene—that was the last of our money, and we're close to running out of gas.
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Irene is desperate for help as she's facing weeks being practically housebound.
We had no tools to dig with, though, and there was still no meat to eat, Irene said.
The pair soon had a second child, Charles, and eventually would move to a new home in Karmoy in the west of the country in 1954, the town where Irene continues to live today.
"We are so excited to welcome Irene in Cosmos International Pageants family."
Irene moved to a nunnery in Manchester until the start of the Second World War, where she took over a role working on the tram network.
I and the rest of the family have been overwhelmed by the lovely tributes and kind words many people have conveyed to us concerning Irene "going that extra mile" through her work in the racing industry.
Irene, who thought she might have a sister, decided to do something about finding her twin earlier in 1979.
Lambino said one thing is for sure: Port Irene's docking site must be improved, its facilities must be enhanced and its base must be expanded to increase the port's capacity.
Not long before her accident, Irene had spiralled into a desperate situation and had almost lost the will to live, frustrated with life, going around in circles and heading into a marriage breakdown.
Irene is now in such demand that she can pick and choose her shows.
Irene said, after their wedding: "He has a lot of making up to do.
Kindhearted Irene Hicks, 66, from Ely in Cardiff, raised more than PS63,000 for the Llandough Hospital Breast Cancer Fund despite the death of three of her children.
Irene Clennell has had to re-apply for permission to return and live in the UK after being sent back to her country of origin in February.
If George dies and leaves everything to his wife, Irene, no estate tax will be due.