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A Bit of Irish

I have a bit of Irish in me
From Grandma Mary Halloway.
My German part is quite subdued
On this my grandma's holiday.

The Scotch and English part of Mom
Combined with Irish from Grandma
Make up the whole of half of me.
The rest is German from my pa.

A boiled potato and green beans
Was part of Grandma's daily fare,
But adding cabbage and corned beef
Made up a feast beyond compare.

On St Patrick's of every year,
I think about my family tree.
And wear the green to show my pride
In the quarter Irish part of me.

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  1. Date: 2/17/2013 1:05:00 PM
    What great work comes from those mixed genes..Great winner..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 8:42:00 PM
    Joyce , Stopping by with sincere thanks for your kind comments. It is appreciated more than words or can say... Wishing you the best Valentine's Day YET! Always & Forever :-) LINDA .

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 6:06:00 PM
    Congratulations, :-), JOYCE with your awesome, Irish Poems ... xox~PD

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Joyce, a very sweet poem and so happy to see it as a winner. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 2:23:00 PM
    LOL!! So it's apparent that you're a true mongrel like me---tis what makes us strong!

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Belated congratulations on your win Joyce xx

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 10:56:00 PM
    Congrats!!!! I like, what a great job!!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 8:02:00 PM
    Nice work, Joyce. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 5:06:00 PM
    from one (bold) Irish lass to another. BIG CONGRATS.

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:30:00 PM
    great poem, joyce! congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:13:00 PM
    This is just a charming family story....congrats...

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 11:08:00 PM
    What a nice little ditty I find in this poem...excellent rhythm and rhyme.

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:55:00 PM
    Hi, Joyce, long time no see. I have a wee bit o the Irish in me too, but I think mostly I'm WElsh and perhaps English and a tiny bit of German! It's nice to write of one's background. WEll done.