Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

♣"May JOY and PEACE surround you, contentment latch your door,and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore"♣

I was looking over some family genealogy that my mom did years ago and the Irish heritage in my family comes from my grandpa Ted Smith's grandmother...Isabell Byrns who was born in Ireland.
She married Cornelius (Mike)McMenamy who was born in Scotland. I don't know much more than that. I'm hoping my sister Debbie continues my mother's work once she retires.
I have been looking through the book "The Irish in America by Michael Coffey and Terry Golway.
It was used with the PBS series-"Long Journey Home: The Irish in America" which I watch years ago. I remember being really touched with how hard life has been for the Irish and wonder how life really was for my ancestors.
I'll post my Teacup Thursday pictures in another blog post today!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1 comment:

troi50 said...

I have been working on some of our Irish heritage for a cousin. She tells me that as 3rd generation Irish, we can register to become Irish citizens. I am trying to verify birth and death dates for our Grandpa Whalen, but did warn her that the spelling was changed from Whelan because the Americans couldn't say it right. Those darn Americans! :-)