Last wish inspires a song

The story of a New London woman who, as part of her final wishes, wanted her casket to ride down Pequot Avenue in a horse-drawn carriage aroused the Irish in Tom Callinan and inspired him to write a song.

Callinan, who was named the first State Troubadour in 1991, sat down last week after hearing about Josephine Pollio’s last ride on Feb. 5 and wrote “I Want to Go Down Pequot Avenue One More Time.’’

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