Although on St Patrick's Day everyone is Irish, I can claim my Irish DNA from my Great Great Grandparents William and Maggie. William Dorsey came to America from Ireland with his parents and brother in 1845 when he was one year old. Maggie Harper was born in 1850 and came America in 1860. Both families settled in Baltimore, MD. Maggie and William were married in 1869 and had 7 children.
Photo is of their son, my great grandfather, William C Dorsey in 1906.
We were very lucky here in our little corner. The predicted 8-14 inches of snow did not happen. I am very grateful for that.
We did have about 4 inches
that was squished into about 2 when the snow turned to sleet.
Now that mess is solid ice... Our Lucy Girl is walking (slipping) on this skating rink that is our back yard.
With the below freezing temps today this isn't melting. I can not get up the hill to the Workshop. I have been begging for years for a set of stairs with a railing between the lower yard and the upper yard that would be easier to clear the snow/ice off.
Okay...for those of you with so much more accumulation from this crazy woman Stella, I know I'm sounding like a whining ninny.
I found this little tree on sale right before Christmas. Didn't get to use it for long, so instead of packing it away with the other decorations, I turned it onto a tree of love for Valentines Day. I just love the teeny, tiny lights that I found to use on the tree. The sign is now available on the website.
Lou and I needed to make a run to Reading, PA to pick up 1 1/4 inch wood that we use to for the stacking blocks we make. Usually we have the wood for our signs delivered, but as this was just one sheet, we decide to go and get it and combine this trip to visit my 96 year old aunt, who lives in Lebanon, PA.
Gray day, but the trip along the Pennsylvania backroads from Reading to Lebanon was still a lovely ride.
We had a wonderful visit with my Aunt Ruth, who is my Dad's sister. She is living with her son, Mark and his wife. We caught up on family news and traveled down memory lane talking about my Grandmother and her life. Ruth had memories of her life as a child and helped me connect family members. I have been working on our family story and had names popping up in my search that I wasn't sure of. I had also come across some information that she was not aware of in my search.
It was wonderful visit. Hoping the next time my Mom will feel well enough to make the trip with us.