Though not really a Detroit Catholic education topic, references on this site have been made to Detroit's Goodfellow football game. With the Christmas season upon us, it is good to remind ourselves of a great Detroit tradition.
In February of 1996, the Detroit News, as part of it Michigan History series ran an article on the origins of the Goodfellows, whose motto, since its founding in 1914, has been "No kiddie without a Christmas".
The article itself is fascinating, and a real tribute to the great work of this organization at this time of year. The News also has a gallery of old photos showing the work of the Goodfellows over the years. Here are a few:
A quote from the story gives the background of the organization, as well as the cartoons, "Forgotten" that appears at the top of this piece, and "The Boy He Used To Be", below.
Support the Goodfellows and buy a newspaper from one of the Old Newsboys this holiday season. Help with their work and help to keep a unique part of Detroit history alive.
And speaking of Detoroit Heritage Lost, does anyone remember the Detroit Journal newspaper?