Saturday, September 5, 2009

The "Hearth" of the Family!


I have a lot to write about for this weekend, but that will have to come later as we have a lot going on over the next few days. Our cousin, Maggie, is getting married in a few hours and we are getting ready to go into Phoenix to St. Mary's Basilica. So many of our wonderful family members are here for this weekend.

For those of you who have followed my blog over the past year and a half, you might recall that because of my blog, I found a cousin in Ireland. Her name is the same as my great grandmother's, Kneafsey, and her family is from County Mayo where my great grandmother came from. Well, she is here for this weekend for Maggie's wedding and to meet our Aunt Teresa and all of the family.

Michele brought pictures from Ireland and a lot of information about our roots. I intend to write much more about this in the next few weeks, as well as write about the wedding. However, I wanted to post this with a picture until I have more time.

It has been wonderful getting to know Michele. She is delightful!!

This picture is from the old Kneafsey homestead in Foxford, County Mayo. It is a picture of the hearth, the heart of the family cottage. This is unbelievable to me for so many reasons.....

2 remarks:

velvet brick said...

Oh my gosh! What a treasure!! Can you imagine the stories this hearth would share if only it could tell....! Have a great weekend enjoying your family and the best of everything to Maggie and Mike!!! : )

N-Search of Peace! said...

I was quite weepy reading this....made me feel like I wanted to be by a fire again and feel the warmth of my ancestry and history of who I am....

Thanks for this...it is a heart warming post and I loved it!

Love you too....
N-Peace