MAR 19, 19 .. THE MUSEUM OF CLOCKS IN ANGARSK RUSSIAN SIBERIA

I just published a Post on blogspot showing a wonderful Museum of Clocks in Angarsk Russian Siberia.

 

 

https://bobbacaps.blogspot.com/2019/03/mar-19-19-clock-museum-in-angarsk.html

Patti and I really enjoyed our visit and hope those of you who look at the above Post also enjoy the Angarsk Clock Museum.

We are really looking forward to our trip to Yakutsk (upper red balloon ) Russian Siberia this upcoming Thursday (the day-after-tomorrow ).

 

 

Smiles and Joy from the two of us!

Cap and Patti


MAR 17, 19 .. IT IS .. SAINT PATRICK’S DAY

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day

If my mother, would have been my father, my formal, family, last name would be Casey. So I do have some pride of ownership in having relatives who call the Land of Ireland, The Emerald Isle, their home land. The last time that I checked, the name Casey certainly is Irish. Casey actually came from O’Casey.

Ah yes the Irish! Good as it is, Sad as it is* I am, to some extent, certainly one of them. Avery Casey (my maternal grandfather) married Janet Stewart. Last time I checked, the family name Stewart was certainly Scottish. My first name Stewart, was given to me from my maternal grandmother Janet Stewart. So that makes me Scotch-Irish.

Odd? I never hear the blending of the Irish and the Scotch called Irish-Scotch. It’s always Scotch-Irish.

* What’s to be sad about? The Irish seem to be known for their melancholy / depressive tendencies. As far as I have been able to ascertain, all of the mental illness in my family has come 100% from my mother’s (primarily on the Irish side) genealogy. 

Certainly the history of Ireland, under the shadow of England, has been, to a some extent, dismal.

Then there came the infamous potato-famine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Famine_(Ireland)

During this four year period, things really ‘went South’ in Ireland. My great-great-great grandfather Casey emigrated to the Boston area from Ireland and then on into Canada and became a Loyalist (Loyal to the British Crown) during our United States Revolutionary War.

Well, I certainly love the Music of Ireland. And their pride of being Irish.

Here’s to the Wearing of the Green !

Cap

An Irish Pub here in Irkutsk.