Ode to a Friendship

Vivian McInerny
5 min readSep 13, 2021

See you wherever we land

Silly selfie with Joe

Thinking about Joseph Francis McKenna.

We met as kids at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The parish was established in 1875. We attended almost a century later. Joe recalled that when seated in alphabetical order, we Micks formed a pod. He and Tim Rice and I were always buddies hanging out on the “playground” that was a parking lot in front of the church and school…

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Vivian McInerny

Career journalist, essayist, fiction writer, and life-long spirit-quester.