Happy Birthday Great Grandmother

Today was the birthday of my Great Grandmother Mary O’Connor. She was born February 21, 1895, in Bergen County New Jersey. She was the daughter of Irish immigrants John O’Connor of Sligo, Ireland and Mary Borris (Burrowes) of Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland. Today I lit a candle to honor her and said a few words in […]

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Footsteps bare upon dew soaked grass Across hills, through valleys of wild petals Dancing silhouettes skipped ahead Fluttering wings of violet fade at the last drop of light He stands beneath the tree reaching his arms out to her. Loves embrace as kisses steal breath away She looks up to see her flame, the light […]

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My Acadian Ancestry

I’ve spoken about my Paternal Grandmother Blanche Melanson before, and her Irish Ancestry through her Mother Edith Byrnes. I haven’t mentioned her Father. My Great Grandfather is Leo S. Melanson. He was born in 1882, and immigrated from Canada. His family has a long history in Canada since the 1600’s. One of the oldest ancestors […]

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 I’m always talking about my Irish ancestry; which I cherish. I would like to introduce you to my Grandfathers. I never met them, so everything I know has been from research. Both of these men were not in my parents lives either. My Paternal Grandfather was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He immigrated to America as […]

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“ It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” Rose Kennedy Time, The moments that are supposed to, Put distance Between you, and me Your thoughts, Remain, […]

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