Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: On lice and why Marie Antoinette lost head
I'm not sure that is wise, but the current Manchester policy, which is apparently to send kids home with lice, seems barbaric. Shouldn't we send them home without lice?
And let them eat cake, too, which is what Mr. Peabody and Sherman saw Marie Antoinette doing when they used the Way Back Machine to travel to the French Revolution in the new animated movie, which is a huge snore unless you are the age of Ike, Mike, or Spike.
When Sherman asked why she didn't do so, Peabody recalled the old saying: You can't have your cake and edict, too.
Today is St. Patrick's Day. William Loeb once told me to make sure that "The Shamrock" poem is reprinted each year on March 17 and I'm not about to mess with that edict. You should find the poem in an adjoining column of today's Union O'Leader.
And to remind faithful readers of how old we are all getting to be, this weekend will mark birthdays for eldest grandson Ike, and for the youngest, Spike, as well as for the Lady of the Little House and for the former rugrat. Ike will be turning seven. The Lady of the Little House remains forever young.