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Through Irish Eyes
Helen Bale: Beloved writer, lifelong teacher
Tuesday Apr 14 2009
Stories were the bread of life for Helen Tierney Bale. From her first days as a high school editor to her final days as an Auburn Journal columnist, stories provided her a way to c ...
Longtime Journal columnist, former editor Bale passes
Friday Mar 20 2009
Helen Bale, former Auburn Journal editor and “Through Irish Eyes” columnist, passed away Friday afternoon at her Auburn home, surrounded by loved ones. She lived “88 very bu ...
Columnist outwits death rumor
Monday Feb 09 2009
Editor’s note: Journal editor emeritus Helen Bale wrote this column Monday after the Journal received a false report that Bale had died. Oh no! Oh no! Oh no! There is an errone ...
Columnist Helen Bale has inspiring attitude, humor
Wednesday Jan 14 2009
I just want to say how much we’ve enjoyed Helen Bale’s column over the years. We can relate to her adventures with “oh no” as we also adopted a similar feline. She’s a pi ...
Through Irish Eyes: Great friends make life even more wonderful
Friday Jan 09 2009
What is friendship? This question was posed in a holiday message from Barbara Covich, who has been a friend for upwards of 30 years. I first met her husband Jug, when he was princi ...
Through Irish Eyes: Without Christ there would be no Christmas
Friday Dec 12 2008
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere I go; the storefronts glisten — or is it glitter? — with the promise of things to come (from Mom or Dad of course). To ...
Through Irish Eyes: Giving thanks for a great caregiver
Saturday Nov 15 2008
November 2008 — we are halfway through, with Thanksgiving straight ahead. As usual this time of year I try to recognize what I am most thankful for. There are so many things, b ...
Through Irish Eyes: Life is a gift to be enjoyed
Saturday Nov 01 2008
Life should be enjoyed, not endured. This I firmly believe, for life itself is a precious gift from God. And when the end of earthly life comes, as it must for us all, we are fort ...
Through Irish Eyes: Living with cat full of surprises
Friday Oct 17 2008
Cats — a television promo tells me they are relaxing to play with, especially for those of us in our golden years. Unfortunately, Oh No!, my resident feline, does not agree, nor ...
Beloved Journal editor emeritus bids readers farewell
Friday Oct 03 2008
Hail and Farewell! This probably will be one of the last columns that I write. I have no fear of death and have a confident faith as a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Churc ...
Through Irish Eyes: Animals do the craziest things
Friday Jul 25 2008
Animals — are some smarter than humans, or even smarter than some other animals? Can they predict tragedy? There are differing points of view, of course. Many believe if yo ...
Through Irish Eyes: Adapting to new life on the Oxygen Trail
Friday Jul 11 2008
About a century and a half ago intrepid pioneers battled their way across the plains headed for California, the lure of gold and a new and better life. They took the Overland Tra ...
Travel horror story conveys valuable lesson
Friday Apr 18 2008
Horror stories — they seem to prevail when it’s a matter of air travel these days. The recent snafu over safety inspections, which grounded thousands of flights and stranded hu ...
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