St. Patrick’s Day

My maternal great grandfather, James N. Andrews, was born in Coleraine, Ireland in 1819. He was one of 15 children! At the age of 15, he came to Canada with his family. He was a baker by trade. He lived in St. John, New Brunswick.

On my paternal side of the “tree” I also have Irish ancestors… so this is a day to honour them.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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8 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day

  1. As a baker, your great grandfather would have made the true Irish soda bread that my recipe mimics! I still like making it anyway. Having married into an Irish family I’ll bet you have a good copy of our real coat of arms somewhere, too. I’ve collected so many variations of it but the only real one is a bad photocopy. Ah well, our Irish roots keep us smiling. 🙂

    Have a lovely St. Patrick’s Day!
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!

    • Happy St. Patrick’s day to you, too Carol! And look at that great sunshine that is greeting us this day. I not only married into an Irish family, but m maternal great grandfather was born in Ireland.. And, there’s Irish on my dad’s side as well… Parkes, Cohoon, Phalen!
      thanks for visiting, and your comment. I’ll pour the tea! Green tea today!

    • Thanks Shari, and thanks for the visit. I’ll pour some green tea for us on this special day! What a great series of photos you got of the storm…. I was just looking at them. Have a great week. Love,
      Auntie Norma.

  2. Hi Norman! Green tea for St. Patrick’s Day. I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for coming by and for your very welcome comment!

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