The next day I flew to Belfast as the first American President ever to visit Northern Ireland. It was the beginning of two of the best days of my presidency. On the road in from the airport, there were people waving American flags and thanking me for working for peace. When I got to Belfast, I made a stop on the Shankill Road, the center of Protestant Unionism, where ten people had been killed by an IRA bomb in 1993. The only thing most of the Protestants knew about me was the Adams visa. I wanted them to know I was working for a peace that was fair to them, too. As I bought some flowers, apples, and oranges from a local shop, I talked to people and shook a few hands. "I think that Geronimo will make trouble. He knows that the agent and the soldiers are quarrelling, and he and his people have been drinking tizwin for many days." His biggest personal gift was to his parents, Paul and Clara Jobs, to whom he gave about $750,000 worth of stock. They sold some to pay off the mortgage on their Los Altos home, and their son came over for the little celebration. 鈥淚t was the first time in their lives they didn鈥檛 have a mortgage,鈥?Jobs recalled. 鈥淭hey had a handful of their friends over for the party, and it was really nice.鈥?Still, they didn鈥檛 consider buying a nicer house. 鈥淭hey weren鈥檛 interested in that,鈥?Jobs said. 鈥淭hey had a life they were happy with.鈥?Their only splurge was to take a Princess cruise each year. The one through the Panama Canal 鈥渨as the big one for my dad,鈥?according to Jobs, because it reminded him of when his Coast Guard ship went through on its way to San Francisco to be decommissioned. 开心激情_开心色五月_色丁香网_开心丁香五月天 The remainder of the drive Cairness devoted to caring for the broken wing of the hawk, and, during halts, to sketching anything that presented itself,攖he mules, the driver, passing Mexicans, or the cows trying to graze from ground where the alkali formed patches of white scum. He also accomplished a fine caricature of the lieutenant, and derived considerable silent amusement therefrom.