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I thought I’d share a bit of my Irish history with you all today!

Let’s start with a picture of me 2 years ago on St. Patrick’s Day when I was pregnant with Jude. Why? Well why not!

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I had to email my mom to get the specifics down, but here it is!

Patrick Flannery was born in Ireland on March 17, 1849 (yes ON St. Patrick’s Day!). He eventually made his way to East St. Louis and started P. Flannery & Sons which was a concrete company. He married Mary Wright and they had six sons and one daughter. One of their sons was Abbott who married Helen Rapp. They had five children, one being Marynelle. She eventually married Richard Thomas Carter and they had two children, my uncle and my mom. Then my mom had me, and I had Jude! I think it’s pretty awesome we can track back as far as my great-great-grandfather!

And here is a picture of the house that Patrick was born in in Ireland. I believe it is now a sheep barn. My great aunt was able to visit it one time and I hope we can make the trip to Ireland one day also!

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And that shirt I’m wearing in the picture above? It’s one of my favorite shirts in the whole world. It’s from Cutter’s (my dad’s bar) St. Patrick’s Day party in 1985, which is the year I was born. So this is my mom’s shirt and she was wearing it the day she found out she was pregnant with me! I can’t wait to wear it again this weekend!

So now you know a bit more about me and my Irish history! I’m excited for the Belleville parade this weekend and then we are all heading to my aunt’s house to celebrate and eat corned beef and cabbage! I’m also going to try and make these yummy treats from Sara’s blog with Jude to take as dessert. Wish me luck melting the marshmallows with a toddler!

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  • Love the history behind that shirt! How cool!!! And fun reading your Irish past! I have no Irish in me, but we can all pretend this time of year, right?!

  • Sara McCarty

    What an awesome story!!! How cool to be able to trace your family back so far. I married into the Irish heritage, so I can’t claim it for my own, but I like to pretend! Thanks so so so much for the recipe shoutout! Jude’s going to love them!

    • You married in, you’re totally Irish! And I may have bought the largest box of Lucky Charms possible to make the treats. Let’s hope I don’t eat them all first! :)

  • oh that is so cool!! Knowing your history and being able to trace it back so neatly. And, that shirt! Soooo sweet. Plus coffee…can’t go wrong with that either =)

  • Look at you! Back on the blogging train with two posts in two days! Whoo-Hoo!!

    I loved reading this. You in your Mom’s shirt is perfection.

    In other news, I hope I win the giveaway!

    • Don’t expect much more on that blogging train! :) And I totally hope you win the giveaway too! Now if only we could share that coffee together! :)

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    What an amazing story – and to be born ON St. Patrick’s Day?! And that shirt, you must keep that forever and ever.

    • I wear the shirt like twice a year and then it gets hung neatly in the back of the closet till the next March! I just found out my mom actually has one more in storage!

  • Jessica

    Such a cool story!! Love! I am not Irish one little bit but I still love st Patrick’s day. Have a great day!