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WebNews #20; Mother's Day Edition; Sunday May 14, 2006


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Early Mother's Days - Mother's Day History:"Facts about the history of the observance, from ancient holidays to the efforts of Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis and how the founder of Mother's Day...... Mother's Day History From Jone Johnson Lewis, Your Guide to Women's History...... Ancient Celebrations of Mothers and Motherhood People in many ancient cultures celebrated holidays honoring motherhood, personified as a goddess" (More....)

Mother's Day Poems for Free:"Mother's Day poems which can be used free for any personal or non-commercial purpose." (More....)

Letters: Dear Sister Marie: By John J. Antonacci

WebLinks: 'Noting Sisters' Good Works': The Journal News (Originally publication: April 26, 2006)
"Rockland is fortunate to have many religious and secular groups that offer good works and good will to an increasingly diverse community. Political beliefs aside, even religious ones, these groups see only those in need of care, comfort, housing, some manner of service. Over the years this page has been privileged to commend many of them. Today it is time to note the
Dominican Sisters of Sparkill."

Memorial: Donald Antonacci Plaque Sent 04-24-06:    Memorial: Bill Doherty Plaque Sent To Betty Lavigne 04-23-06: By Jerry Merna.

Stories: GrandDads: By Joe Stanaitis.    Photos: GrandDads: By Joe Stanaitis.

Letters: Jeruselem Obit Forwarded By Jerry Merna.

WebLinks: Stroke - Good to Remember The 1st Three Letters: Read all the way to bottom.

House Kids: 15 More Names Added To "House Kids List": (Fr.) Gregory Carroll, Chris Brannigan, John Watson, Alfred Sandaval,
Harry Holdner, Ed Teitz, Michael Morphis, Coveney (brothers), Vincent Orlando, Paul Orlando, John Bodnar, Otto Kopf, Eugene Carroll,
Rudy Loyola, Tony Fabrizi (brother of Paul Francis Fabrizi)

Golden Jubilee Celebration: (1) 'Online Golden Jubilee Booklet' (2) 50th Anniv. Remarks By Gerald F. Merna

Gaspar Cipolla Ricardo C. Colon Harry Connors
Caesar Feliciano Carlos Feliciano David T. Feliciano Pastor (Pat) Feliciano Peter (Pedro) Feliciano
Stephen J. Fromholz, Sr. Louis A. Lopez George Charles Merna Gerald F. Merna Thomes G. Merna
Robert F. Pulliza Frank Jacob Rosenstine Joseph R. Stanaitis Joseph (Joe) Wiska

Raymond (Ramon) Adames John J. Antonacci Joseph Antonacci Dennis Bailey Lorenzo Calderon
Robert Coyle William Doherty Benjamin Feliciano Bob Keane James Lawson
James Merna Richard Merna Robert Merna John (Sammy) Tolins

'Home Kids' By Nancy Canfield: The story of St. Agatha Home for Children:
"We're going to take you kids,"
he pointed to each of us sitting on the couch and said our names in a sing-song voice "Jackie... Tommy... Hellen... David and Nancy," pausing between each name as if to prove he knew them, "to see a school tomorrow, a boarding school, see how you like it." He said this in a voice that implied it was temporary, like we'd have a choice about attending. With those words the Canfield siblings began a journey that profoundly shaped their formative years. Home Kids is Nancy Canfield's courageous retelling of her family's dramatic story and the inspirational story of St. Agatha Home for Children.  (More....)

Letters: 'Home Kids' By Nancy Canfield: The Story of St. Agatha Home for Children: Sent: 01/19/2006
Photos: St. Agatha Home Keepsake Photograph.
“Home Kids: The Story of St. Agatha Home for Children,” By Nancy Canfield:
By Pat Sherman UNION-TRIBUNE COMMUNITY NEWS WRITER, March 10, 2006. "Nancy Canfield knows how a single, immutable event can forever alter a child's life. In her recently published book, “Home Kids: The Story of St. Agatha Home for Children,” Canfield recounts the years she and four siblings spent at a Catholic orphanage in New York."  (More....)

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