Boxing Day Wedding, 1963

I should have posted these photos on 26 December 2013: fifty years later. My parents were married (at Our Lady of Fatima, Ottawa) on Boxing Day, 1963. Well, I am biased, of course (I mean, obviously), but these photos, taken…

Ottawa Valley Slang

Growing up in Ottawa, and with an Ottawa Valley Irish background, I used to say bucko all the time (for boy, my boy, boyo, guy, dumb**se), but with very little sense whatsoever that this was a corruption of the Irish búachaill.…