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.
I am selling my Primitive Folk and Fantasy Art Dolls, at my family's store, "Farley's Country Store",celebrating 87 years in the same location. I am the owner and operator of the store for the past 21 years. I am married to Tim. We have 3 "children" with paws!