I won a little giveaway over on her blog, and was excited to see the cutest little towels...decked out for St. Patrick's Day and Easter. She also included the sweetest personal note, and I liked the card so much that I am going to save it. It kind of goes with my memo board, so I think I might frame it!
The adorable shamrocks and polka dots have a new home in my kitchen
As much as I love emails; notes and packages are the best! Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Richella!
All this talk about St. Patrick's Day has me thinking about Ireland, which has me thinking about my ancestry, which has me thinking about the FREE ancestry.com trial I mentioned yesterday. I'm wondering if I can trace my roots back to Ireland or England or France or Scotland (I'm pretty sure that's about as exotic as I get).
I spent more hours than I care to admit to on the computer last night, researching various branches of my family tree. I found a lot of names, most of them I knew already...but I haven't found much before the early 1800s so far.
I contacted and received a reply from a very nice gentleman who had posted a photo of my great-great-great grandmother on the site. I recognized her from other photos that my Nannie has. He sent me some information that I plan on looking at later on. It would be nice to have some details beyond birth and death records.
I'd love to ask her for some input, but I'm not sure how reliable my Nannie can be. She'll be 99 in May and adamantly claims that "the tractor came out of the ditch and hit her car."
I think I'll be relying mostly on ancestry.com for this project. Many thanks to Mom in High Heels for alerting her readers to the site's special!
Is it "Erin Go Bragh" or "Vive La France" or "God Save the Queen" or should I go buy some bagpipes?
I'll let you know!