Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Irish Women

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,


  1. What lovely pictures of your grandmother and great grandmother! So special! My son loves carrots too. When he was a baby, he loved them so much, he turned orange! lol! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  2. Morning Robyn, lovely family pictures to treasure of Great Grandmother. I adore the sweet teapot too, Irish Blessings Francine.

  3. Beautiful photos and wonderful memories, a treasure to behold.

  4. Your pictures sure touched my heart. My grandmother's name was Mary and
    she had a daughter named Julia. My mother's name was Mary and she had
    a daughter named Julia (me.) Happy Day. I'm with Annie, I could eat all of
    the potatoes and carrots and forget the meat! Julia

  5. Such a sweet tribute Robyn. How wonderful to have those photos, such treasure.

    One of my favorite things used to be to making corned beef but we're vegetarians now, so I'm with dear Annie, lots of carrots (and cabbage and potatoes) please :)

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  6. Very interesting ... our last name is Shores ... they came from Switzerland according to the genealogy. Anyways,
    "Happy St. Patrick's Day",
    Barb & Sandy

  7. Love the photos.
    Hugs to your sweet carrot eating girl!
    My grandfather's name was Sturm Carroll, his grandfather was born in Ireland. Apparently when the family came to America, the name was shortened from Carrollton.
    In Ireland, he was one of several gentlemen who compiled a KJV Bible, his name is printed in it, along with the others, as well as the city. My elderly Aunt has the only known family copy, unless I am mistaken the printing date was 1840. I have hopes of seeing it again if she will allow me to. She is not in good health, so I am not sure when I can. It is amazing to me the link back to the old countries we can often have.
    I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

  8. Oh how sweet - I just love this post! Hope you are enjoying this lovely St.Patrick's Day. Jane

  9. I wish I knew more about grandparents and greats. Lovely photos. Enjoy the dinner - it's a great one.

  10. Just a lovely post Robyn...how wonderful for you to have your grandmother's wedding band along with the priceless family photos and history...ah, corned beef and cabbage, I am sorry to say my family will not touch a boiled dinner, I on the other hand love cabbage, beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, turnip and smoked shoulder...yummy...Hugs...

  11. What a lovely post about your Irish roots. I love those old photographs and it's so nice to know that your grandmother and I share the same name.
    Happy Belated St Patrick Day.
    Oh, and I love Corned Beef and cabbage with lots of carrots too. My ancestry is from France and England but there must be bit of Irish mix somewhere in there.


  12. Lovely... I have an Irish great great grandmother Mary Bryne, an great grandmother Mary Catherine Kennedy, and a grandmother Annie Vickers. They were all strong amazing women and I can only hope to live up to their examples!