Skip to comments.Grandma had a lot of life’s lessons to teach
Posted on 02/07/2011 1:03:14 PM PST by abbyg55
Billy ODonnell wasnt looking for a story because, as he readily noted, My grandmother never did anything earth-shattering. Yet he couldnt help adding, But we sure could learn a lot from her.
Her name was Delia Lane and she died last week at 106. To me, she symbolized the American Dream, he said. She was 18 when she came here from Ireland where she grew up on a farm in the village of Kilskeagh, one of the fields of Athenry. She came because there was no work back home. Usually we picture immigrants making a tough voyage, but she always said, Oh, it was grand; we danced across the ocean! She arrived aboard the Chimera in 1923, but they had to wait an extra day before sailing into Boston out of respect for the death of President Harding.
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With an attitude like that, she couldn't help but live well wherever she went!
I can almost hear her Irish brogue, “Oh, it was grrrrrrrrrand”.