It is Week 11 in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge. This week’s writing prompt is Luck.
Although I originally thought that I would write about an ancestor who had good luck, I just couldn’t find my inspiration. You see, with the turn of events in the United States this week, luck, to me, is more like Hee Haw’s “…if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all” than St. Patrick’s Day luck o’ the Irish.
With the airwaves and social media clogged with “gloom, despair, and agony on me” sentiments instead of positive vibes, I am finding it hard to be upbeat.
Although I can’t do chipper right now, I will take a moment to remember the Irish (and the Scots-Irish) ancestors who left the Emerald Isle for the New World with little more than a wish on the wind and hope in their hearts.
So, please join me in rereading (or maybe reading for the first time) this oldie but goody: Sláinte to Our Irish & Scots-Irish Ancestors.