… there was Henry Beirne (later Byrne) professing his love in a way that shamed all of us that “was to folla” wearing his genes. Translation of the message: “This is to certify I willingly profess that Ellen Kiernan is the only girl I love, and have ever loved purely and sincerely; and in professing [...]
This story starts with my father, James Patrick Byrne, who was rather skilled with his fists and even more skilled in his ways of not using them. Until he got Grace Burke’s acceptance of marriage, he was a young (19) professional boxer who had an early reputation for the flooring ability of his wind-up-and-throw punch called “The Mary [...]
This is the story of the break-through wedding of Jack Byrne to Christian Cooper and Bobby Short’s reaction to it.