Category Archives: Holidays

Shaking hands with a lucky leprechaun


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By Jackie Nickel (3/13/2005) “Mo-oo-om!” my son sighed rolling his eyes at me Saturday evening at Pizza John’s. I’d embarrassed one of my kids again. “What?” I asked giving him a sharp stare. “You might have insulted that man!” “Insulted … Continue reading

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Like Bluefins from the Bay, Nobles of the Hardshells Survive


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By Jackie Nickel (10/28/1982) The day was hot, the beer was cold, and the steamed crabs were large and well-seasoned on an August afternoon in 1935 when the first gathering of the Ancient and Honorable Nobles of the Hardshells took … Continue reading

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Happy Easter (1970s)


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