Sunday, March 20, 2011

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra


In the year 1770, Patrick Mullan, who was born and lived in the City of Armagh, Province of Ulster, Ireland, left his native land and came to Maryland. He was my Great Great Great Grandfather. Mary E. Parcell Given was born in 1855 in Ireland and came to America, settling in West Virginia. She was Bob's Great Grandmother. These portraits are the oldest I have in these family lines. (Pictured left: James A. Mullan (1868-1954) (Pictured right: Biddie Given Gay (1881-1944) Scenic photo made by Greg on his trip to Ireland.

The title of the layout is an Irish Lullaby my mother sang to me and my siblings. "Just a simple little ditty, in her good ould Irish way. . . oft in dreams I wander to that cot again."

Digital frames (Cottage Arts "Lorri Barnhurst Soft & Sweet" "Main Street")

8 comments:

Alia said...

How awesome, Cindy!!

Margo said...

Oh Cindy this is just amazing !
Love the pics and story !
Greetz
Margo

Micupoftea~ said...

WHat a treasure to have these photos and know something of the people pictured! I love that you combined the photos on one LO. Gorgeous background photo, btw~ Love the green, the texture and the shamrock :)

Fritchey said...

Such an awesome page and story, Cindy! I still sing this lullaby to Anne, and sang it to Katie when she was little! TFS!!!!

Char said...

Wow, how great to have these to scrap! Great LO as always Cindy that tells a wonderful story!

Debbie said...

How wonderful to have those photos!! Truly a beautiful layout!! Can't get that song out of my head...

Jennifer said...

Totally wonderful LO!!! Love the title and the old photos as well as the new are wonderful! Love the combination of both! How great to know so much history of your family! :)

The Scrappy Cottage said...

I love that photo. Beautiful place, and such a beautiful layout.....