The Days of Wine and Rosie’s

In the summer of 1982 my sister Sheila and I worked as waitresses at Rosie O’Grady’s in midtown Manhattan. Rosie’s was a haven for all those Irish and all those who wished to be. Co-owners Mike Carty and Austin Delaney both Irish born, could always be counted on to find work for a new arrival,Continue reading “The Days of Wine and Rosie’s”

The Tasting Game

Yesterday, hearing screaming and pounding feet from the upstairs of my home, I found my two sons spraying each other with bottles of some type of cleaning fluid.  Equally horrified and terrified, I screamed so loud that my throat felt the effects for some time after.  “You could KILL each other!  That is POISON. What are youContinue reading “The Tasting Game”

THE BURREN

Derived from Gaelic, meaning “Stoney place” the views of the Burren, located in West County Clare, Ireland, are truly out of this world and are often described as similar to a moonscape.  I had the good fortune to visit the area this summer and although windy, dark and rainy, it only added to the appeal…Continue reading “THE BURREN”

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge “Green”

  “How sweetly lies old Ireland, Emerald green beyond the foam, awakening sweet memories, calling the heart back home.” This challenge proposed a challenge for me having just returned from a one week jaunt in  Ireland, my mother’s homeland and the magical country often referred to as “a thousand shades of green.”  The many photographs I took displayedContinue reading “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge “Green””