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Creating Fiction from History: 8/17/2022

Grumpy Old Man... One could just imagine the comments like these that were very likely voiced, quietly of course, after his fellow tourists passed by. You almost couldn't blame them because the sour look Life had plastered on old Jonathan Kemp's face could almost have curdled milk.

Jonathan made his mark in this world in the late Spring of 1823. This may be his photograph, taken in the early summer of 1920; therefore, he had just passed the 97th year marker of his sojourn in this cold, cruel world.

Jonny was born to poor Irish immigrants in the small village of Clifden, County Galway, in t...


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