Category Archives: Holidays

Oh, Those Irish Romantics!

Tradition and romance appear to run deep in my line of the Desmond clan–more than two centuries deep–from what I’ve discovered so far.¬† It seems my great-great grandfather, Patrick Desmond (b. 1795) was baptized on his¬†(and my) namesake’s day–exactly 223 … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Hijinks in Upstate New York, c. 1912

In honor of Halloween I post this little ditty related to an ancestor of mine. It pertains to the antics of second cousin, Maurice J. Dullea (1895-1934), who got into a wee bit of trouble with the federal government back … Continue reading

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A Desmond Thanksgiving, c. mid-1970s

Thanksgiving in the mid-1970s at the home of newlyweds, Gerry & Donna Desmond, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Doing the honors with the turkey is our Dad, Gerald J.Desmond, Sr. (1909-1979). (Velour shirts on the men and the macrame cord from a hanging … Continue reading

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