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St. Patrick's Day... heritage.
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Mike Inva    Posted 03-17-2002 at 06:32:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello Friends,
It is my guess that many of you have a story or two about kin that came to this continent from the Emerald Isle. This country is rich with the history of those that left Ireland seeking to better their lot in life. The lure of freedom and possibility was nearly overpowering to those souls that had suffered famine, disease, and joblessness.
If you are not a native-american then you have someone in your past that made the decision to travel to these shores for a better life. If you have any Irish blood in you, then today will make their memory stir in your heart.
I'm grateful for the sacrifices of my forebearers. The fabric of our society has been woven by the choices these early immigrants have made. St. Pattys day reminds me of some of those stories that have been passed along.
God Bless America.
Mike


PCC-AL    Posted 03-17-2002 at 16:09:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, we've been here a while too. I guess we have kinda settled in this last spot, but family used to move about every 20 years seeking fresh land. Greatgrandpappy built this house in 1850 and we just kinda stuck. Daddy was Irish and mama came from "Little Scotland" down in the lower part of our area. I'm usually about half scotch, er scottish. Aw heck, it's cocktail hour anyway.


Les...fortunate    Posted 03-17-2002 at 08:13:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mike, even the so-called Native Americans had ancestors that came from another continent.
I no doubt have some Irish in me. My ancestors had been here 200 years before the big waves of Irish came after the potato famine. If that don't make me a native, I don't know what does.
Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition has this definition first under the "noun" portion of the definition: "1 a person born in the place or country indicated".
The third definition is "a permanent resident, as distinguished from a temporory resident or visitor". I don't agree with that.


Sammie    Posted 03-17-2002 at 08:13:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, me mum's maid name is Macomber and me da's last name is Collins!!! Ya, either Scotish or Irish. Mom's family came over from Ireland in 1630 - a father and 4 boys. My mothers mothers name was Warren but my fathers mothers last name was Trip - Cherokee. One of the Macomber line also picked up Cherokee somewhere but the rest is Scotish and Irish. My family not only built the railroads, they walked the trail of tears.

Way up in 1930 my grandpa Macomber brought his family to Washington State from Colorado in a covered wagon!! My mother was 9 at the time and still tells stories about their wagon amongst all of those model A's.


Old Sarge    Posted 03-17-2002 at 07:18:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Methinks I've a nip o the Irish in me blood. Me mithers maiden name was O'Reilly and great grandma was a Carrigan who was first generation born in Texas in the Beeville area. That wazs the San Patricio colony of Irish who came over. Never did find out where her husband came from in Ireland, but the first record of him in Texas shows he was born in Ireland, and served on a Grand Jury in Beeville ca 1849.

Miz Sarge done bought the "bully beef" and cabbage fer St Paddy'sa day dinner.

Miz


Old Sarge    Posted 03-17-2002 at 07:18:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Methinks I've a nip o the Irish in me blood. Me mithers maiden name was O'Reilly and great grandma was a Carrigan who was first generation born in Texas in the Beeville area. That wazs the San Patricio colony of Irish who came over. Never did find out where her husband came from in Ireland, but the first record of him in Texas shows he was born in Ireland, and served on a Grand Jury in Beeville ca 1849.

Miz Sarge done bought the "bully beef" and cabbage fer St Paddy'sa day dinner.

Miz


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