Comments for: ‘Shy’ Belfast mystery woman identified

Posted July 20, 2012, at 2:17 p.m.

BELFAST | City officials said Friday that they know the identity of the elderly “mystery” woman who takes the bus from Bangor to Belfast periodically to walk around town and revisit her old haunts. The 89-year-old woman is shy and right now doesn’t want to be identified to the …

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  • Anonymous

    I’m not even trying to be that guy right now….but besides the impressive fact that this lady is 89 years old and walks more than I do each day…..I fail to see how this is “news”

    • Anonymous

       BDN doesn’t do ‘news’, it does ‘filler’. This is filler.

      • Anonymous

        PFPorlock:  You are busy reading–and commenting upon–it!

        • Anonymous

          I agree, lets not bite the hand that gives something for free.

    • Anonymous

       You want blood and guts and robberies and mayhem and war?  This is the kind of story that should be front page–above the fold.

      • Anonymous

        so harassing an 89 year old lady who doesn’t want to be bothered or identified is “above the fold” in you book Freddie? Please.

        • Anonymous

          As usual you missed the point, randomness111.  I don’t know why I bother to reply.  It is a great human interest story–not the part about not wanting to be bothered, but that there is someone who loves Belfast so much and spends a lot of time there.  THAT’S the real story.  You seem to like to twist words and be obnoxious–you have succeeded in doing that.  Now then, go back to the National News on TV–watch the Denver massacre story again–should be right up your alley.  P.S.  I won’t be responding to any more of your replies–I can’t waste my time explaining stuff to insensitive people like you.

    • Anonymous

       hence the bangor barely news

  • PabMainer

    Leave the lady alone for goodness-sake……

  • Anonymous

    “She doesn’t really want anything from us, but we’re working on it,” he said.

    OK, I get that they’re trying to be kind. But what part of “No” don’t they understand?

    • Anonymous

      Agree. There are some people who enjoy the limelight, some who don’t care either way, and some who would rather die than be on the front page of the paper. It sounds like whoever is behind this needs to stop “working on it” and back off.

      • Anonymous

         if i was in the bangor daily news i’d want to shoot myself

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. What is there to work on? Try working on the womans right to be left alone.

    • Anonymous

      Sheesh, no kidding. No means no, ya jerks.

  • Anonymous

    No means No Belfast!

    • Guest

      I understand your statement, however PLEASE don’t judge “Belfast” on one man’s statement, lack of respect, or whatever you want to call it.  “Belfast” is a great town, however we have our share of idiots just like all other towns.  Thanks

      • Anonymous

         It’s a joke ! You never had that training when you were younger from the public service announcement ? No one is making fun of Belfast…it’s a joke, a darn funny one at that…LOL !

        • Guest

          All good…..I just actually agree that the lady outa be left alone……

          • Anonymous

             I agree, she said she doesn’t want the attention so leave her be…and I love Belfast by the way :-)

  • Anonymous

    Let her be.

  • Anonymous

    What next  a  daily report on where lemonade stands are located in each community ?

    • Anonymous

       Yes, that would be good!  And ice cream stands and hot dog stands.  You’ve come up with a good idea.  Thanks for the suggestion.

    • Anonymous

      Shhhh. If lemonade stands were reported on, the state would be slapping fines on every family. It’s better to keep them out of the news. But I get your point ;) haha

  • Anonymous

    Strange PR attempt by the city of Belfast.

  • Anonymous

    this is all bout making money off this women. leave her alone she wants nothing . Just city trying to make porfit off her . Stay out of belfast it smells there like dead fish and hicks. Love live ROLLy’S.

  • Anonymous

    i agree

  • Anonymous

    To late BDN already ruined her one piece of happiness,now everyone will be looking out for her.She had a piece of peace,She had something private that is now public,not everything needs attention BDN.I just hope this doesn’t interfere with her happiness or routine.

  • Anonymous

    From bikers to little old ladies minding their own business,  Belfast harasses every one!

  • This was a Public Relations stunt if I ever saw one.  Flop!

  • Anonymous

    the bangor barely news

  • Anonymous

    WOW,  these  hurleyville flatlanders, have broken their rules,  bestowing something that is notable to a non-flatlander??

  • this is why  Belfast is  dwindling  we have someone  willing to come to our great city enjoy our features  what does the city do  chase  them away think about it

    • Anonymous

      er 50 new businesses last year, the Front St Boatyard….dwindling?

  • Anonymous

    Funny, I thought DuFour’s specialty was nude photography.

  • Anonymous

    Such a wonderful, heartwarming story shared by BDN. Thank you!  And to those who would find something to crab about in a nice story like this:  shame on you.  Hurray for the health and strength of the woman, and hurray for Belfast for wanting to recognize her!

  • Anonymous

    I would guess that if people REALLY want to do something nice for this lady, they would just leave her alone with her memories, instead of forcing her to accept their idea of kindness. 

  • Anonymous

    No news can’t pay thier reporters enough.

  • Well Why cant she stay anonymous?  If Belfast really wanted to honor her maybe they should give her free bus rides there for the rest of her life…….but leave her alone. 

  • David Sylvester

     Hey Mike, the shy lady isn’t interested, so leave her alone you big bully. Find another person to be your queen.

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