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An Italian Kid on an Irish Day in America

An Italian Kid on an Irish Day in America

When I was in Catholic elementary school, the majority of my classmates were Irish-American.  My first grade teacher, Ms. Hanafin, was a proud Irish woman who zealously began decorating for St. Patrick’s Day the day after Valentine’s Day.  On the morning of March 18, 1983, Ms. Hanafin asked her pupils to take turns telling the […]

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