Category Archives: Holidays

Shaking hands with a lucky leprechaun

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

Posted in Holidays, Tom Nickel | Leave a comment

Like Bluefins from the Bay, Nobles of the Hardshells Survive

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

Posted in Essex / Middle River, Holidays, July 4th, Rockaway Beach / Turkey Point | Leave a comment

Happy Easter (1970s)

Posted in Easter, Essex / Middle River, Holidays, Jackie Nickel | Leave a comment