March 17, 2009

When I married a Kelly, certainly I realized that he had a wee bit of Irish in him, but not until about a year ago did I discover that I too have a desire to kiss the blarney stone. Look for these surnames and more when diggin up ye heritage.


May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

The Shamrock, which was also called the “seamroy” by the Celts, was a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring. By the seventeenth century, the shamrock had become a symbol of emerging Irish nationalism… read more at
So kiss the blarney stone for me, OK?

Also, Happy Birthday to
Samuel Graham Buckland – 126 Years Ago Today
Leander G. Buckland – 150 Years Ago Today

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