Meet Mary Shore, my Irish great grandmother. I don't know that much about her, other than the fact that she is a link in my Irish roots.
This is Mary's daughter Julia, my grandmother. My Uncle Joe is on her lap.
This lovely lady had a great deal of influence on me when I was young. She still does.
She was intelligent, witty, graceful, devout...and strong. We were very close. Today, I wear her gold wedding band on my right index finger. She is with me every day.
These are Irish women...my very own.
Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! Annie and I will be preparing a "boiled dinner" today. Corned beef and cabbage, and, as Annie requested, "lots of carrots". The girl loves her carrots...and potatoes.
Enjoy the day,