posted by jurassicpork @ Monday, October 13, 2014
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This 'holiday' was always a bone of contention between my Italian-American father & myself. Forget that I had a degree in history and knew how to research the reality behind American mythologies: the old man would have none of my 'facts.' He chalked it all up to the inferior genes from my mother's non-Italian heritage. In the end, I just started referring to 12 October as Columbo Day, wondering loudly why we celebrated that TV detective in the rumpled trenchcoat...
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