Old News – St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. A local Society was planning to have a dinner to celebrate the day in 1916. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, March 17, 1916 GAELIC SOCIETY DINNER. The Gaelic Society of Rochester has announced that more than five hundred tickets have been sold for the fifth annual banquet to be held at …

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Old News – Christmas

A couple of short articles related to Christmas traditions. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1915 Mistletoe Superstitions What superstitions cluster, thick as it berries, round the mistletoe! In old times such were its magic powers that it was worn as an amulet, and potent love potions were brewed from it. It cured wounds, …

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