I thought ND would be the main topic of conversation today. Dad, Foxo Reardon, was a Notre Dame football fan going way back. Before TV, he would place the radio at his feet, just to the left side of his drawing desk, and listen to the games. Both of his paternal grandparents come over from Ireland. His granddad, Charles Reardon, was most certainly a fighting Irishman, a member of the 71st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment ,and he fought in every major battle of the War Between the States in the East, including Gettysburg, where the 71st was stationed at Bloody Angle, and was part of the Philadelphia Brigade that repulsed Pickett’s Charge in the most decisive moment of the most decisive battle of the War. At the Battle of Cold Harbor, he fought against my maternal grandfather, George Burnett, a Confederate soldier whose father owned the Cold Harbor Tavern and the surrounding 182 acres. Much of that property was just recently purchased by the American Battlefield Trust, including the site of the Tavern and will be restored to its appearance of the 1864 Battle.