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Pat Finnegan (#46603839)
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Bio Photo I LOVE Find A Grave! I was born in Utica, NY, but have lived in Syracuse, NY, for almost 20 years. I have many interests, including British and European history, American history, military history; books on historical subjects; travel (I've visited Israel, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, and various parts of the USA); my Web site about Civil War General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain; dogs (the photo is of "Leenie", my eldest sister's dog)--and many more.
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Betty
Jerome family
Thank you for the thorough bio. Not family, but am interested, especially Jennie.
Added by Betty on Sep 07, 2012 7:02 PM
In Loving Memory Of My Beloved Parents
Movie
Of course you can call me Tricia. LOL As long as I may call you Pat. What a coincidence, I used to be a case worker in a shelter. And I loved, loved my clients.(Actually I am friends with a few of them now, shouldn't have been,but it's my business) In fact a few times I was called to task because of being "too" friendly.That's because my supervisor treated the women like they were inmates. She should have been a corrections officer it would have suited her better. LOL I reported her several times and then went to the head of the agency when I re-signed(long story, my mother was ill).I hope you are being treated respectfully and they are helping you to the best of their ability, that's their JOB, not a favor to you, there "But For the Grace of God go we all." Most people in Social Services are good people, but there are always a few who can be condescending. Now the movie, it was good, but I don't think they showed just how treacherous it was for this woman. The best part was at the end, when they interview the real Irena. She looked just like her picture when she was elderly on her Memorial. I told a few people I don't know if I could have done it,but when you see the children, and the brave mothers who gave their children up and the brave mothers who took them in, it just tugged at your heart. Anyway I hope I have not bored you by rambling on. Please feel free to write back anytime. Your F.A.G. friend Tricia
Added by In Loving Memory Of My Be... on Apr 24, 2009 9:24 AM
In Loving Memory Of My Beloved Parents
Irene Sendler
Hi, What did you think? I thought is was good, not great.I am glad when she was tortured they did not focus to much on that,because it was a family movie. I don't think it showed the magnitude of what she did, do you? it seemed as if she only smuggled out about 10 children. Did you figure out who ratted her out? I didn't. I thought it might have been the father with the red hair, who was part of the Jewish police, because his son ended up on the train with him. All in all though a nice tribute to her.Let me know what you thought. Your friend, Tricia
Added by In Loving Memory Of My Be... on Apr 21, 2009 4:36 PM
In Loving Memory Of My Beloved Parents
Hi Pat
I think I gave you wrong info. The show we are both anxious to see is a Hallmark Movie and I just assumed it would be on the Hallmark channel. I live in upstate New York, so it will be on channel 3 for me up here.I am really looking forward to it as well. Hope it is as good as our expectations. LOL What a remarkable women she was.I sometimes wonder if it was me, would I be as brave as some of these people.I don't know though, I scare easily. LOL I guess though if you know the Lord is with you, who can really be against you.Anyway I will write after the movie. We can critique it. LOL God Bless Patricia
Added by In Loving Memory Of My Be... on Apr 17, 2009 12:08 PM
In Loving Memory Of My Beloved Parents
Hi Pat
LOL I saw your message on Irena Sendler's memorial, and I think you may be off on the date. I ran to record it, and then remembered it was April 19th, although it may preview where you live earlier. I thought I would let you know just in case you did not see it tonite that you did not miss it.It was advertised for the 19th a week from today.Best Wishes Tricia
Added by In Loving Memory Of My Be... on Apr 12, 2009 6:34 PM
marylinusca
A Man for All Seasons.
I stand corrected by your tribute. Rich was played by John Hurt, not by John Wood. It was such a fine movie. The first time I saw it was for English in high school in 1972. No VHS cassettes then, and we were a small rural school. We got the film on loan, so the entire school watched it (5 showings) I did not know anything about Thomas More (though I knew about Henry and Anne) The story was so moving. Tears flowed down my face when he broke down in the Tower when his wife scolded him, then comforted him. I've admired Mr. Scofield's acting ever since. He made heroes seem human without losing their heroic quality.

marylinusca
Added by marylinusca on Mar 22, 2008 7:32 AM
 

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