Sunday, March 17, 2013

Our Galway Girl...

 ... with her hair of black and her eyes of blue...

I come from a long, proud 100% Irish heritage on my mom's side! To this day, I can still hear my mom singing Danny Boy! And I'll never forget the 45 of  "Who Threw The Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder," that used to play on our old phonograph when my sister and I were kids!

Mom always made sure my sister and I wore something green on St. Patty's Day, and she did as well!
I made sure my girls did, too, when they were younger.


Love and miss you, Mom! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!


And wishing all of you a Happy St. Patrick's Day as well!!!
After all, everyone is at least a wee bit Irish today!


Donna

14 comments:

Deb said...

Nice tribute to your mom. Mine was Irish/Scottish decent. "Happy St. Patrick's Day, Donna"

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Ruth Kelly said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you. Tis a nice tribute to your mum.

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit Donna agus do do mháthair álainn.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you Donna and your lovely mum.
What was her surname? Have you ever been to her birthplace?

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a pretty lady!
Blessings,
Cindy

Christina said...

Lovely memories of a lovely woman -
I'm sure she's looking down on this with a smile-
Christina

Barb said...

Your Mom is so pretty. What a wonderful way to celebrate your Irish heritage.

Cozy Little House said...

Yes, wonderful tribute. Beautiful woman.
Brenda

NanaDiana said...

Donna- I can just look at her and see the Irish blood that ran thru her veins. What a beautiful Mom you were blessed with- xo Diana

Chenille Cottage said...

Hello Donna,
You have so lovingly given us a sweet glimpse of your Mother. It's lovely that you have such fond memories of her singing. You were truly blessed.
Thank you for sharing, my friend.
Blessings,
Carolynn

Susan said...

Hi Donna...I remember the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's "chowdah" and I love Danny Boy. Love lots of Irish music like "Toora loora loora," (sp?); My Wild Irish Rose and When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. Play all of them on my guitar. Susan

Chatelaine said...

Me too! Irish on both sides. Lovely pictures of your mom.

Hope you had a nice day yesterday.

Debra @ Homespun said...

Your mom was beautiful! :) Lovely tribute to her : )

sheri said...

Your mom was beautiful and I love your remembrances of her. Her pictures look so pretty with a bit o' "the green" for accents! Thank you for sharing!

Sheri