The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25583   Message #301844
Posted By: Alice
20-Sep-00 - 09:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mudcat Newcomers' Tavern
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Newcomers' Tavern
Bradypus, wow! Thanks for the Cluny song! My son says that's REALLY cool. I like it, I like it.

Lepus, sorry about that wolfy "u" that I typed.

My great grandparents left Leitrim Ireland and brought their kids over to Minnesota to homestead at Tintah. I still have some relatives living there, and the old house they owned is still in the family, I think. I've never been there, but I have old photos of the place. My grandfather was a teenager at the time they left Ireland to homestead in the US. I have the memoirs of my great aunt Alice. She wrote about her parents, their life in Ireland, her father's decision to leave for America, and their journey overland from landing at Castle Garden.
Someday I will have to visit Tintah.

Alice in Montana