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Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

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The Ancient Order of HI BERNIE!ans Will Now Come to Order

Bernie in a Mets Cap

The first March 17 that we had Bernie The Cat, we were watching the news when a reporter made reference to the Ancient Order of Hibernians. On cue, we looked over toward our kitten, counted to three and greeted him with a big, hearty HI BERNIE!

Needless to say this startled him. But an annual tradition was born and it’s one we continue, even if we have to project our voices a little skyward for this or any World’s Greatest Cat to hear us.

Later this St. Patrick’s Day, should the mood strike you, pour yourself a wee bit of whatever captures your fancy for the occasion and maybe toast those you love, wherever they happen to be residing this March 17.

(By the way, Bernie is non-denominational. He just happens to favor the orange cap.)

1 comment to The Ancient Order of HI BERNIE!ans Will Now Come to Order

  • Anonymous

    I don't know how I missed this post. We've had cats that looked just like him….big beefy boys they were,too.We never forget,do we?