Irish Wisdom Connects Generations
Growing up, my Irish Catholic mother had an expression for each of lifes many occasions. My mothers expressions were profound, funny and even sarcastic. I have always been amazed at their ability to come back to me at just the right moment to help me laugh, understand and survive.
The expressions I heard growing up were said to my mother by my grandmother. My grandmother, who immigrated to the United States in 1907 from County Mayo Ireland, had many wise