Who is lucky enough to have a 1943 recording of their grandmother singing “Danny Boy”? My mother “produced” this on a home-recording machine, where a
While I have written much about Patrick and Mary Barrett, the patriarchs of the Catawissa Barrett clan, famine refugees, and Missouri homesteaders, I’ve neglected Patrick’s
My grandfather Thomas Patrick Barrett was a member of the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic. When the convention was held in
Where did I get the impression that in the “olden days” of America, people married young? For months now, I’ve been entangled in the twigs
When I first saw this photo of our cousin Francis Pedrotti (left), I thought he was my uncle Bob Barrett (right)–cleft chin, very Barrett. They
On Friday morning, May 1, 1942, Ewald Curran picked up the phone and was barraged with questions about the death of his step-son Bob Barrett.