Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day....All In The Family!

When I think of St. Patrick's Day...these images come to  mind.
Picture one is circa 1907 just after my  grandmother Jennie Ruddell and her father James Ruddell, came to the United States from Portadown, Ireland.  The other picture, circa 1903, is of the home and family they left in the motherland.

*Just a note:   I will have a story about Grandma Jennie, an Irish linen factory worker, on my  "...of crenels and thatched roofs"  blog sometime this year.


  1. How wonderful to have family right from great grandparents on my grandmothers side are true gram was a non dyed red head!

  2. Being a redhead is a tell-tale sign you just might be Irish. I have slight red natural highlights...but only in the summer. Great Gramp James was a redhead.