Friday, March 16, 2012

My Irish Heritage.......

Top O' the Mornin To Ye....

I'de like to wish you All a very
Happy St. Patricks Day!!

I am proud to say that I am 1/2 Irish
on my fathers side of the family.
My fathers mothers family came from
northern Ireland and ventured
across the Atlantic to America in
the 1800's.

This collage page you see here
is actually a piece I did with the "Artfull
Gathering" class I was in with Nancy
James Maxwell last summer. We were
to create a book and a keepsake box
to keep the finished book in.

This lovely young lady was my fathers
sister, my Aunt Julia. The little line across
her forehead is actually a little curl she
would do with her hair. This picture of her
was from a newspaper article for a beauty
contest for "Miss Bronx"!! Julia entered many
beauty contests and eventually became a dancer
in New York City with the Gertrude Hoffman
dancers and danced on Broadway. In 1925
after a show they did called "A Night in Paris",
the whole dancing troupe boarded a ship for
Paris. I have newspaper clippings of her on the
ship with the dancers...playing shuffle board and
other activities. They had a marvelous time!!

This collage is part of a two page spread you
see here which is representing the Irish side of
my family.


Wishing you a wonderful St. Patrick's Day
whether you be Irish or not!!!


Love to All,

Susan