Jannet L. Walsh
September 21, 2023
Two round-trip from Murdock, Minnesota to Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada now completed, about 4,800 miles.
I recently returned to Kingston and Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada, August 28 to September 12. This is my second trip to Wolfe Island to explore my family roots on the largest island of the Thousands Island located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, situated next to the international borders of Canada and the United States.
Jannet L. Walsh
August 18, 2023
I am very happy to to reveal the cover to my forthcoming book “Higgledy-Piggledy Stones: Family Stories from Ireland and Minnesota” about my Minnesota and Irish heritage. Scheduled publication is 2023 by Shanti Arts Publishing, of Brunswick, Maine, a small press publisher of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. The book design is by publisher Christine Cote, Shanti Arts Publishing. Publication is Fall 2023.
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I’m excited to announce a story written by Brian P. Johnson, retired Captain of the Wolfe Islander III, of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, published today, March 18, 2023, at the West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minnesota. It’s another story about my adventures to Kingston and Wolfe Island, Ontario. This is the first publication of the story in the United States, with earlier versions published in Canada.
The world wants to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. The patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, was born in Britain, not Ireland, and is reputed to have driven all the snakes out of Ireland. He’s also famous for using a shamrock to convert the Irish to Christianity. The parts that are fact or legend might never be known. I do know for fact my family has Irish roots.