Mar 10, 2023
Like many of us, my grandparents came from a different country. My grandparents came from Ireland. They moved during and after the great potato famine that ravished Ireland from 1845 to 1852.
Like many of us, my grandparents came from a different country. My grandparents came from Ireland. They moved during and after the great potato famine that ravished Ireland from 1845 to 1852. My grandmother “Nana” was a great influence on me, as my mother passed away when I was 11. My Nana was totally Irish but loved this country dearly.Many times she would tell me stories of “the old country”. I remember many things about her but mostly I remember how many many expressions she had, some I didn’t understand and some I’m not sure of even now lol! I will share some of them with you to honor her:
· I will give you a slap in the lap of the liver, that will make you shiver, like a duck in the river.
· Love is blind but marriage is an eye-opener.
· Matthew , Mark, Luke and John. God bless the bed that I lay on.
· Old and cold and hard to lie with, but no one to lie with me.
· Goodbye and good riddance said Mrs. Fitzgibbons.
· It’s not the world that’s crazy, it’s the people in it.
· I’m ready if you’re willing.
· Shy but willing, like a bride in bed.
· You look like the old lady who kissed the cow.
· People are dying now that never died before.
· It’s nice to be nice, but it’s twice as nice to act stupid.
I wish everyone a happy Ethnic Day! Take a minute or two to remember those brave ancestors who risked it all for us.