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Kevin Cullen

Irish should smile on those shunned

When we were kids, there was no question among my cousins about our favorite holiday. It was parade day in Southie.

My Uncle Johnny and Aunt Kay lived on the parade route, on East Broadway, and opened their home not just to family, but to friends and acquaintances. My Aunt Kay was the nicest lady in the world and welcomed everybody like prodigal sons and daughters.

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