Earth, Wind and Fire: the life of a letter

Earth, Wind and Fire: the life of a letter

The lifespan of a letter In 1768, Thomas Pim, the son of a Mountmellick butcher, was living with his son’s family in Tullylast, County Kildare when he received a letter from his great grand-nephew, Joshua Pim, suggesting the old man set his memories down on paper. The...
Earth, Wind & Fire: Learning From History

Earth, Wind & Fire: Learning From History

Bride-Theft We learn a lot about ourselves when we bump into evidence that an ancestor (or anyone from the past who we might have admired) was guilty of behaviour that was abhorrent, ugly, nasty or disrespectful. She was a racist; he was part of the murderous frontier...

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