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The Irish Village

I’m sorry that this column is so short. Hubby and I were down at the Irish Village on Cape Cod for five days, thanks to pal Eileen Collins, who set up the trip for 23 seniors. We enjoyed the entertainment and the food. We had a ball in the indoor pool. We shopped in several of the Christmas Tree Shops and Job Lot Stores, and caught up on lost sleep. It was a great time.

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I will write more about our vacation in the next few weeks. When we came home, we had four functions that we had to attend so I never was able to do an entire column for this week. There were, however, a couple of items that I wanted to mention. Many of you know that my cousin Steve Horgan is a Boston Police officer who last fall found fame as “The Bullpen Cop.” It was Steve whose face, via the photography of the Globe’s Stan Grossfeld, was all over the newspapers and television and the internet when David Ortiz hit a grand slam in the World Series and Steve, who was doing security in the bullpen, threw his hands in the air in a V-shaped position as the ball went over the fence. Steve was invited to travel on the first duck boat with Red Sox owner John Henry in the World Series Championship parade last October.

Well, Steve has made news again. This past Sunday, he was at Gillette Stadium when the Cancer Buzz-Off was being held. He and his youngest brother, Shawn, had had their heads shaved to raise funds for cancer research, and they were at the scene when Patriots tight end Ron Gronkowski had his head shaved for the same purpose. Another thing about Steve: his face now appears on M & M’s. We are going to see if we can get a supply of them. I’d be proud to give them out to our family.

There will be a lot more about our activities next week.