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Hibernia: A Ship Apart –
The Jeanie Johnston

It’s human nature to look for inspiring stories in larger narratives of suffering and tragedy, whether it’s the one about the band aboard the Titanic playing to the bitter end or the story of Oskar Schindler scheming to save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust. And so it is with the ship Jeanie Johnston,Read more..

Sláinte!
Ireland – The Lace Place

A love of lace is woven into the fabric of Irish life. ℘℘℘ Perhaps my favorite possession is my mother’s trousseau chest. Treasure chest is more apt since it’s filled with heirloom linens. Sheets and pillowcases embroidered by my grandmother whose work was so fine that the front and back are almost identical. Mother’s weddingRead more..