As March approaches and I'm making plans for St. Patrick's Day, I think of so many Americans with Irish roots.
One of those who came in the 1800s, as a young girl, was my husband's grandmother, Mary Jane.
I never met her and we have very few photos of her, but I always think of her as a courageous young girl with a dream for a better life here in America.
She is shown here, later in life, with her husband Charles.
Wishing everyone a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!