Indiana DYK(Hauntings and Legends)
Elkhart's Nellie Knickerbocker and her coffin
As the story goes Nellie and her Husband Charles Winchester were leading citizens of Elkhart and often held lavish parties in the home they shared with Nellie's parents. Nellie even owned a 1914 Electric Milburn car.As time went on Nellie suffered a series of misfortunes when her only son child in infancy, her father, mother, and husband in a matter of only a few years. After her husband died Nellie developed an unique love of cemeteries, became somewhat reclusive(She only left the house to go and eat). As she got older Nellie was afraid her relatives would bury in a cheap coffin so she purchased a fancy coffin.She kept the coffin in her dining room and some say she died in the coffin
Sorry to keep harping on the Irish thing, but did you know the horseshoe has seven points on it? (The Colts horseshoe, anyway. Actual shoes for horses depend on the farrier).
Seven is considered a lucky number... Lucky. Luck. I'm telling you, you picked the right team to root for.
Don't hold Boston against the Irish. It's not our fault. We love our green, which makes Indiana a tearmann.
I love it that you chose to root for an underdog instead of the Pats. I don't think it's coincidence that you became a fan around the time Luck got drafted to the Colts. That's providence.
Horseshoe? Luck? Four-leaf clover? Come on. Hoosier Hospitality has roots in Irish fun-lovery. If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough! May the luck of the Irish be with you!