Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For some Irish immigrants heading for North America back in the days of famine, the Luck o’ the Irish held true. For others, not so much. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/irish-famine-orphans-in-canada/ http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/03/17/real-irish-american-story-not-taught-schools   Advertisements

March’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall (19th Century U.S.A.) Pink & Say by Patricia Polacco (American Civil War) Two Hundred Rabbits by Lonzo Anderson & Adrienne Adams (Medieval)   Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures # 12: On The Case by Frieda Wishinsky (16th Century) Ike & […]

Depending on where you live, clocks may, or may not, have changed in the early hours of this morning. The first country to put Daylight Savings Time (DST) into consistent practice was Germany, at 11 p.m. on April 30th, 1916. Though ideas for changing times back & forth in order to make the most of […]

Question: What was the name of the only Irish person to receive the Righteous Among Nations award for rescuing people from the Holocaust? Answer: Mary Elmes, born in the city of Cork on May 5th, 1908. http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/meet-mary-elmes-the-irish-woman-who-saved-children-from-the-horror-of-wwii-concentration-camps-421417.html http://www.yadvashem.org/righteous/about-the-program/honoring-the-righteous.html      

March’s history based or bygone era TV and/or movie suggestions: Ladyhawke (1985) (Medieval) The Lion Of Judah (Animated, 2011) (Passover / Easter) The Magnificent Rebel (Disney, 1962) (Beethoven)



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