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A Kidnapped Boy Becomes a Patron Saint

Posted on March 15, 2018 12:28 pm Published by 1 Comment

by Philip Jett

“My name is Patrick… I was taken prisoner. I was about sixteen… I was taken into captivity in Ireland, along with thousands of others,” Saint Patrick revealed in two letters written in the fifth century called Saint … Read the article

The Story of the Real Ichabod Crane

Posted on October 30, 2017 10:42 am Published by 4 Comments

by Philip Jett

“It was the very witching time of night that Ichabod, heavy-hearted and crestfallen, pursued his travel homeward. . .” In Washington Irving’s 1820 classic short story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the principal character (with a head … Read the article

The Last Words of John Wilkes Booth

Posted on September 12, 2017 9:00 am Published by 1 Comment

by Philip Jett

“Did Jett Betray Me?”

Many years before Ancestry.com, my uncle researched the genealogical history of the Jett family and discovered some were Virginian colonists of English descent. My father, however, did not share his brother’s inquisitiveness. “Just … Read the article