Wednesday, March 17, 2010





So, today I decided to make some cookies for a couple of my Irish friends. 



One  in particular is my neighbor Betty.   I know how much she loves her Irish heritage.





Then I let Margaret pick on the spoils.  Because she claims she's Irish too.

Mostly I honor my own Irish roots. Especially my paternal grandmother who came to this country alone....at the age of sixteen.  She traveled aboard the Oceanic from Queensland Ireland  to Ellis Island in June, 1900.



13 comments:

Caution Flag said...

Thanks for making me smile this morning. As a matter of fact, I'm even laughing. You are a wonderful neighbor. The house next door to me might be for sale soon. Shall I reserve it for you?

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a woman your grandmother was...16?
Margaret should go easy on the cookies...she will get more 'junk in her trunk' than she wants.

Mental P Mama said...

May your day be fair and wonderful!

Daryl said...

Wishing your Irish side a Happy St Pat's!

Daisy said...

Mmmm...cookies!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Grandma J! :D

HalfAsstic.com said...

Be sure to get some of those cookies away from Margaret before she gets them all. I can tell you will be wishing for one tomorrow.
Wow! Mearly 16 years old and all alone in a new country! Bless her brave young heart.

The Chocolate Lady said...

What? No picture of brave Grandma? BTW, Im nearly 1/2 Irish...are you sending me some cookies?

And...dont keep my blog give away a secret, just cause you want to win it for yourself :)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

That Margaret is looking a little skinny, better give her anther plate of cookies.

(Note to Margaret: I'll send you a separate e-mail with my address. Give me a baker's dozen. Thanks.)

Pumpkin Delight said...

Happy St. Pats to you!

Here's a favorite of mine...
Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor when the pub was shut for the night.
Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse and stood in the pale moonlight.
He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor, then back on his haunches he sat.
And all night long you could hear him roar,'Bring on the goddam cat!'

Karen Deborah said...

My hubby has some Irish in him too--a LOT! So what would ye be drinkin with them thar cookies?

Life with Kaishon said...

Your cookies are so beautiful.
Like you.

heartshapedhedges said...

Grandma J....did you know The Pioneer Woman just sold the rights to Black Heels to Tractor Wheels?? Sony bought it, and is making a movie with Reese Witherspoon as Ree, Im not kidding!

Could you use some of that retired-free-time of yours to shop around a movie about Great-Grandma coming from Ireland, or, your life or something....you know, help puff up that inheritance package you are leaving to your grandkids?

Margaret said...

What brave and adventurous stock you come from!

Margaret must be Irish. Is her last name McNugget?