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Me Ireland

My Husband’s family is from Ireland, and his family’s name is Scoles.
They say they have a city there… called Scoles Corner… We are told.
We don’t know about the city or why it was named just so…
Were they so very many, or named, as to let the good know, where not to go.

I think it was the numbers that lead directly to that famous name, 
For they are truly a hardy bunch and I see in them lots of fun, not shame.
My family were Cohagens, and I suspect we often kissed the Blarney Stone.
For many a time, a few of my folk would disappear, as others came around.

The McDermotts were our friends, a solemn group for sure, I do tell you so.
Still the light of kindness glowed from them, I am sure that, you must know.
Still we’re all Americans now, in a country deeply seeded in Gaelic love.
For every one among us… has a small or large, touch of Gaelic blood.

As St. Paddy’s day comes near us, I’ll share and salute you with a green beer.
And if any go to Ireland, I’ll tell them… to kiss the Blarney stone, so dear.

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  1. Date: 4/22/2013 5:38:00 PM
    I like this. It is nice to know people from Ireland. Two Mayors we had in Chicago - were Irish, father and son. Irish people remind me of Gone with The Wind. A beautiful Country, I've seen it only in movies or pictures. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 10:21:00 PM
    And nice story and awesome win. Congrats. Rick

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 9:31:00 PM
    Carol, Congratulations, with your winning poem. Thank you for supporting my "Green" contest. Always :-) Linda

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 7:26:00 AM
    This scandinavian has never understood St. Paddy's day but any excuse for a cold beer will do:-) OK, so I googled the blarney stone and got photos and the story of it. Now I understand why you are such a good story teller!

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 5:28:00 PM
    Anybody not Irish wishes they were, love the special story you tell and I'll join you with that beer; make it cold! :)

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 10:10:00 AM
    I kissed the stone last year.Ireland Sio beautiful.Tnks for sharing dear

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 1:58:00 PM
    Dear Carol,I will drink to that! Lovely writing! Sorry that I am not…Irish! Thank you!

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 7:18:00 PM
    Carol, this is so interesting. And it's true, about a touch of Gaelic blood in each of us. Long live Eire and her hard working, sturdy people! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 3:58:00 PM
    I shop at Mcdermotts Menswear here in Kelowna. Maybe they are a distant relative. I enjoyed reading about your Irish connection. Not sure if the information is accurate it may be a bit of Blarney from that old stone.

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 10:12:00 PM
    First - thanks for the visit. I love your poem and I'll drink to that. My Birthday is The next day. I don't know where you live, but I used to live in chicago and every year on St. Patrick's day - the Mayor would color the Chicago River and all the water fountains Green. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 4:27:00 PM
    I think so many of us in the US have Irish blood in us. If not that, then Welsh or English. That is why we have embraced St.paddy's day and this poem is more proof of our connections to those Irish roots.

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 2:59:00 PM
    I love that you included so many interesting Irish names. This poem is so homey and fun! I think it will do very well in the contest! (And thank you for your kind comments on my poems today. It's people like you who make PS such a wonderful community.)

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Carol I love this write. So have you kissed the Blarney Stone? Good luck in the contest. Warm Smiles Always, Connie

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 12:39:00 PM
    Wowee! Love love looooove this piece, Carol! I expect to see this wonderful piece in the winners list :)

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Nice one Carol, reads like you kissed the blarney stone luv xx

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 2:54:00 PM
    Lovely write Carol, I like to read about Ireland, never been there but I believe it is lovely to visit, maybe some day thanks for the kind visit, xxx

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Sounds as a nice place to visit, Carol. - Very great written. - Good luck in the contest. - Big hug / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 10:39:00 AM
    So, it was Carol Cohagen... nice name for a sweet Irish girl! My family goes back to England. My mum's maiden name was Jarvis! Should look it up on History.com! Love the poem... will save it for St. Paddy'd Day! Big hugs, Jack xox (Irish hugs and kisses)

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:46:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poem. I'm Irish as well. But sad to say that I can't say hello in Gaelic yet. Wish I could. It would be only fitting that I should be able to say hello in gaelic. One day, I hope I will learn. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.