While it has not been labeled an actual illness, the longing to return home can cause psychological and social problems that get passed down to future generations. Fionnula Flanagan writes that it’s time to welcome everyone back into the fold. If the historians are to be believed, early on we left in high-prowed small boats stuffed with monks and their concubines to found … [Read more...] about Let the Healing Begin
We lost my mother, Mary Ellen Smith, née O'Connor last April, 2002. She was 86 years old. She emigrated from Ireland in 1929 when she was almost 14 years old from the Derries, Co. Mayo, a small village near Ballinrobe. At that time she came to the States with her older brothers James and Pat, 15 and 16 respectively.
Mom settled in with her mother's sister Aunt Mary Weimer, née … [Read more...] about Photo Album:
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