What has living in America taught me? This question caused me to pause and think. In the day-to-day hustle and bustle of everyday life, I never thought of my own growth, my own transformation into a new me. I confess I am a stubborn, uncooperative student. I spent the first ten years of my time […]
My American Journey By Irish American Mom
Here we'll explore my American evolution from Irish girl to American mom.
When I visited Ellis Island many years ago, I was deeply impacted by the Great Hall and Baggage Room exhibits. Photo Credit “Island of hope, island of tears” is a phrase I read over, and over at the Ellis Island museum. Looking back we tend to focus on an “island of hope,” […]
Irish people love a cuppa tea and a biscuit. Here I reminisce about cups of tea and afternoon biscuits with my Irish mother. Lovely memories of an Irish childhood. In my teenage years I loved sitting down to a cup of afternoon tea and a few biscuits with my Mom, when I got back from […]
All this talk about Netflix over the past few days, caused me to reminisce about now-near-extinct, video stores of bygone years. No matter how much my husband advised me to curb my urge to chat with those ever-so-cool, video, check-out guys, I could never hold my tongue. I inevitably asked silly questions, as I handed […]
I have come to the conclusion that America must be full of worm catchers. In the wee hours of the morning the streets of any American city or town are busy. It never ceases to amaze me how early this country rises. Image Credit The Irish are notoriously late risers. I think Irish people are […]
No, I did not arrive in America through Ellis Island. If I did, this blog might be called Irish American Great-Great Grandma. As I pondered a good starting point, for my rambling journey from Ireland through America, my visit to Ellis Island many years ago, came to mind. And so let us begin, where so […]