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Joseph Xavier Martin

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Conversations With a Blockhead

Conversations With A Blockhead It was a rainy morning in early September, the last throes of summer on Labor Day weekend. We had been to the gym...

For Grandchildren Everywhere

Long ago and far away, in a land beneath the clouds, there lived a simple watermelon farmer named Waldo. He was a distant cousin of the famous “Jack...

The Christening

T H E C H R I S T E N I N G The small wooden church is storybook in appearance. It has ornate wooden carvings, with colorful, stained-glass windows...


FIRST COMMUNION The chilly winds swept over the Lake Erie ice. The mist and damp, of an overnight cloudburst, lingered and added to the feeling of...

The 1950's in Buffalo, N.Y.

“ A Piece of the Banner” Chapter II The 1950’s in Buffalo Within the bounds of our ethnic communities in Buffalo lay the further distinctions of...