Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Picked By Loving Irish Hands #2

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.

These shamrocks from home must have been such a comfort for my great-grandmother. I wonder if she ever again saw her brother Denis and her niece Myra Sheehan or any other family that did not make the move to the United States.

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  1. I think its neat that the shamrocks were included as part of the card like this. Probably not (as in seeing them again after the family moved to the states). My dad came over from Poland after WW2. He died in 1959, but before then never made a trip back to see the family left behind. My sister eventually found herself in Poland and she did track down a few cousins.


    1. I love those little shamrocks. The plastic container is brittle and broken and I'm afraid I'm going to lose them.

      I don't know that Mary Theresa went back to Ireland, but I found a passenger list where one of her sisters made the trip.That is great that your sister found some relatives in Poland.

  2. It's amazing that the shamrocks haven't crumbled to pieces by now. I have a few 4-leaf clovers (are they the same as shamrocks) that my grandmother "grew" near her backyard pump, maybe 50 years ago, and they aren't doing well.

    I imagine how hard it must have been for immigrants leaving family, never to see them again. It would have been hard.