Saturday, June 4, 2011
Who is this man, and what is he doing???
Things are really moving pretty fast in our work of deepening the story of Lowell's Irish. One of our readers, Eileen, has an interest in veteran records at St P Cemet.. We hope to reconstruct a d-base of Civil War and WWI burials. Especially as this is the anniversary of the CW, we thought it appropriate. From there our favorite historian, Walter, recalled seeing a list that would prove interesting. Because of Walt's memory we are reconstructing a d-base of Irish CW vet burials at St P Cemet! What a great way to honor those men. It's a massive job, but one that is worthy.
On a final note I just learned of the passing of one of Lowell's best researchers of Irish history, Kay Curran. I've known Kay since I was a kid, and she always had a tidbit of info she'd share. We walked cemeteries, traveled to Archdiocesan Archives, and teased each other with who had the best new fact. She loved being Irish, the Acre, and St. Pat's. Requiescat in pace.