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Page2 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 25, 2013 by Prof. Edmund Nostra Turiello A weekly column highlighting some of the more interesting aspects of our ancestry.., our lineage.., our roots. DWIGHT EISENHOWER DATE OF BIRTH: October 14, 1890 PLACE OF BIRTH: Denison, TX DATE OF DEATH: March 28. 1969 PLACE OF DEATH: Washington. DC SPOUSE: Mamie Doud PRESIDENT: January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961 C.E.O. 34, was a man we called "Ike," Into Hitler's coffin he drove a big spike; Before World War II very few knew his name, Commanding Allied forces is what brought him great fame. He was one of the most famous soldiers alive, After leading us to victory back in 1945; Became President of Columbia, headed NATO too. Then talked into politics, to lead me and you. When he said he would run we thought he was daft; But at the convention he beat out Bob Taft; Again in the election this was his big deal, 34 million votes and the job was now real. After the election no one had to guess, He kept his great promise to "Clean up the mess;" When you visit the White House please check out "The Chair," Give a salute to the hero who at one time sat there. Her dad was a meat packer his last name was Doud, Her name was Mamie and she made daddy proud; She met up with Ike down in Old San Antone, While he was a lieutenant a long way from home. After their meeting their date went just fine, In a few months she was his valentine: Being a soldier's wife can be tenuous at most, Traversing the world from post to post. Then the election, Ike hit the jackpot, Protocol for dear Mamie was a part of her lot; After the White House with all of its charm, Now they're in Kansas where they both bought the farm. Blessing of the Ani]00als with Old North Church and RUFF by Matt Conti Despite the rainy weather, Old North's annual Blessing of the Animals Ceremony brought plenty of pets and humans to the Prado on Sunday afternoon. The service commemorates the life of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Rev. Steve Ayers, Vicar of the Old North Church, gave readings from scripture and prayers. New to Old North and her first Blessing of the Animals was Rev. Ellie Terry who joined in the service and individual blessings. The team from RUFF, Responsible Urban- ites for Fido, helped organize dog owners and provided an informational table as well as homemade treats for people and dogs. (Photos by Matt Conti) Flaherty Holds Fund raiser at Venezia's in Dorchester Over 140 folks showed up at Venezia's in Port Norfolk Dorchester on October 15 th in support of Michael Flaherty's bid to return to City Hall as a City Coun- cilor at Large. Among those who showed up to support Flaherty was former Mayor and Ambassador Ray Flynn, who Flaherty called his political mentor growing up in South Boston. A good quarter of the crowd made their way to Venezia's from Boston's North End. Flaherty in his speech to those there asked a ques- tion I had yet to see asked on this year's campaign trail. "What if 80 percent of Boston's deaths last year which took place in just three city neighborhoods had died from bee stings," said Flaherty, "rather than from acts of violence? Would local, state and federal officials set up task forces to stop the dying?" Best question I have heard on the campaign trail. What do you think about that ques- tion? Does Flaherty have something here. Flaherty who finished a strong second in the September 24 th preliminary election sees first place in striking distance. In two weeks we shall know that answer. POOR CLARE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Saturday, November 16 th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM MONASTERY OF SAINT CLARE 920 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA (617) 524-1760 by Sal Giarratani Peggy Flaherty surrounded by her sons John and Michael Flaherty. In Loving Memory of ROBERT SOR00NTINO Hosted by the Sorrentino Stompers Please join us on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Knights of Columbus located at 545 Medford Street in Charlestown. There will be appetizers, music and an opportunity drawing. Costumes are optional but strongly en- couraged. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the Jimmy Fund. The Jimmy Fund was founed in 1948 and since then has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, help- ing raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. ;20.00