A Bit of Irish

Written by: Joyce Johnson

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.