Students at St. Peter Parish in Kirkwood, Mo., watch the burning of the palm branches Tuesday in an annual ceremony the day before Ash Wednesday. The wind shifted direction and the smoke blew towards the first-graders who are from left: Max Prosperi, 6; Allison Henry, 8; Scotty Villhard, 6,; Cara Palombo, 6; and Pauly Morrison, 7. Burning the branches is principal Dan Bauer. (AP photo/J.B. Forbes)
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.