Good Samaritan Trying To Help The Irish Remember Anything

On the top floor of the Androscoggin County courthouse, chairs have become things of great value. Every few minutes, someone new is dragging another one through the door. Easy chairs, kitchen chairs, folding chairs, office chairs. And yet a good eight people are still standing. Welcome to part two in the five-part Historical Society lecture “The Irish in L/A.” At the head of the room is author and artist John Henderson. He’s a redhead with pale skin and a dress shirt rolled to the elbows. He looks Irish, all right. He better be — there are more than five dozen people sitting, standing, leaning and crouching to hear him speak about his Irish roots. It’s not a bad crowd for a rainy Thursday night. “Last week, we had 75!” said Betty Young, who has been making sure each guest signs in. (read more at the Lewiston Sun Journal)