Category Archives: Holidays

Why Green Tigers Turned Out In Honor Of St. Patrick

Study the cartoon Jimmy Swinnerton created for the March 18, 1898 edition of the New York Journal and you’ll find some interesting Irish-American trivia to share on St. Patrick’s Day. Swinnerton’s notorious tiger characters take to the streets for New … Continue reading

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Braided, Gimped, Or Ground Up, Hair Was Rooted In Sentimentality

“What’s the most sentimental gift you have received?,” the Royal Collection Trust tweeted on Mothering Sunday. “Queen Victoria was a sentimental mother. She had numerous lockets and pendants made containing strands of her children’s hair.” Many of Victoria’s contemporaries followed … Continue reading

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Did You Find The Man Selling Ham?

January is limping along. The weather is unpredictable, time is passing slowly, and Spring is a long way off. Stuck in Columbus during this long, dreary season, I’m bored and restless for sights beyond the city limits. To hasten this … Continue reading

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Spend Some Quiet Time With The Lord At Christmas Corner

Christmas comes early for me.  In fact, it arrives on the first Sunday of Advent. That’s the day when the tables by all of the entrances to my church are filled with special things to help parishioners prepare for Christmas. … Continue reading

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Dublin’s Twelve Elves Make This A “Nollaig Shona Dhuit!”

When I found Penny on the Irish Fairy Doors Trail in July, I was a mess. If one last option didn’t solve my medical mystery, I worried that my “Rocky Road to Dublin” would lead to the ospidéal.  Petting the Belleek … Continue reading

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“Columbia, Gem of the Scioto”

The Butlers, as seen in the July 4, 1974 issue of The Columbus Dispatch.   “Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!” Advertisements

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Oglebay Resort Is “A Vision of Paradise”

“Good grief, Mike was right,” I thought as I sat in a line of idling vehicles as far as I could see. We inched past wooden soldiers and clowns, crawled by angels and tennis players, crept up to downhill skiers … Continue reading

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