It says on Hubby's Family Tree: 'The Shaughnessy's (his father's side) came from County Carlow, Ireland, St Mullin's Parish on the River Barrow (S.E. Ireland). Edward was a singer and laborer.'
Even though I have no 'official' family tree as detailed as Hubby's most documented roots, I know that I had a second generation Irish Grandfather on my dad's side, and an equally Irish grandfather on my mama's side. Both Irish men married very German women. My Irish Grandfather's were characters that helped balance my very strong willed, serious German grandmothers.
So our Irish heritage, on both sides, really looks forward to the wearin' o' the green on St. Paddy's Day. And this is a banner year.
Our Eldest Son and Lovely Wife invited us to lunch midway between their Big City and our Teeny Town with her parents, for a most wonderful announcement.
On this beautiful St. Patrick's Day, we got to find out that another little Irish Lass
will be joining our sprouting family tree!
This little girl will add to her heritage from her mama's family, some Polish/German deep roots in addition to her Irishness, but on St. Paddy's Day, we shall claim this little colleen as our own little four leaf clover.
Grammy could not be more pleased.
Hubby is feeling his heart melt more and more toward his little girlies, especially now that Miss Viv calls for him during our visits, 'Papa! Where are you?' and giggling when she sees him.
Mush, I tell you. He is mush.
And now this. Another little girl to wrap around his heart....
As our clan gathers this weekend to celebrate a multitude of birthdays this month (Miss Viv, Unca Joco, Hubby, Lil Lady's Daddy) and now this most wonderful of news, well, you can imagine the festivities...
Thank you Lord, this most special of days when the days are greening and a new little girl is preparing to join her zany Irish family...
Congratulations Eldest Son and Lovely Wife!