Growing Your Own Jiggs

By Kim Thistle What self-respecting Newfoundlander does not love a bit of salt junk and vegetables? Firstly, the discussion should be about the difference between “cooked dinner” and “Jiggs dinner.” Newfoundlanders are almost as passionate about this as they are about the difference between turnip and rutabaga. My understanding is that “cooked dinner” has some…

Why is June such a popular month for weddings?

By Linda Browne “Oh, they say when you marry in June you’re a bride all your life, and the bridegroom who marries in June gets a sweetheart for a wife. Winter weddings can be gay like a Christmas holiday, but the June bride hears the song of a spring that lasts all summer long.” So…

Amelia Earhart’s Hat

By Dennis Flynn The sale of a very old cap in an online auction might not seem to be terribly exciting news. But it wasn’t sold for a song, and it wasn’t just any old cap. It was an identifying piece of aviation history, and its record-setting sale sent ripples of nostalgia all the way…