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Tar In The Blood

My father’s side of the family traveled to the New World on the the Mayflower. My antecedents were Howlands. A young indentured servant, John Howland, had been washed overboard mid-Atlantic and somehow had grabbed a trailing lanyard to haul himself to the safety of the Mayflower. Centuries later my Irish Nana had sailed on a […]

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 […]