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Notes of a Footnote – 2 – Anne & Joe

Little Red in Spaldeen City  My mother and father were both born and raised in Chicago and were, respectively, second and first generation Irish-Americans.  Their desire to move from the Gem of the Prairie to New York City – and to Greenwich Village particularly – was a commonplace among people with their interests, ideas and, in my father’s case, ambitions.  Many...

Notes of a Footnote – Part One – Down Around B’toon

LITTLE RED IN SPALDEEN CITY On September 1st 1942 my parents and I moved into an apartment comprising the entire second floor of 29 Bethune Street, on Manhattan’s Lower West Side, a block and a half east of the Hudson River.  I was 79 days old at the time and it was my second Greenwich Village address.  Prior to my arrival...