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Tar In The Blood

My father’s side of the family traveled to the New World on the the Mayflower. They were Howlands. John Howland was washed overboard and somehow swam back to the ship. My Irish Nana sailed on a ship a deck above steerage in the Year of the Crow. She was 14. In 1966 my parents enrolled […]

No Catholics Need Apply

When my parents moved to Maine in 1954, my sainted mother asked the realtor if there was a Church close by. “You mean Catholic?” The woman regarded my family of six with anti-Papist disdain. “Yes.” My mother wasn’t one to back away from martyrdom for her faith, however the realtor said, “That’s no problem. We […]