It’s here! It’s here! The wearing green so you don’t get pinched day is finally here! It’s luck of the Irish day! Are you Irish? Do you celebrate? My family has rich Irish heritage. In fact growing up we always ate the corned beef and cabbage at my great-grandmother’s house. Gotta say I’m just not a fan of corned beef and cabbage. But I was a huge fan of my great-grandmother. Still am. While most don’t get to know their great-grandparents, she was part of my life until I was 19.
Grace Isabel Grange Voyles was born on February 3, 1908 and lived until she was 89. The day she died she was headed to work at the local library. Such a strong woman and an amazing example to me. She lived her life beautifully but faced many hardships at the same time. First growing up a charmed life and then loosing everything during the Great Depression. Having a beautiful family and then forced to bury a young son when he succumbed to pertussis in 1937. Facing difficulties in her marriage and then losing her love to an addiction that haunted him much of his life. Life was challenging. But she faced it all with her Irish pride. She always had a sparkle in her eye and a secretive smile on her face. One might think she wasn’t so lucky in life but she was. She lived a long, full life. She had so many family members and loved ones constantly around her. She established a family line that will go on forever. I’m so proud of her and lucky that I’ve come from such great stock. Lucky indeed.
Despite not eating corned beef I’m so very proud of my Irish heritage.
It’s a day to celebrate and to remember.
Here’s our little leprechaun on his very first St. Patrick’s Day. 7 years ago today.
Wow. My how the time does fly!
May the luck of the Irish shine on you and yours today.
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Have a very dandy St. Patrick’s Day!