Today’s Post is in Honor of the DNA Bequeathed to me by all of my Irish Ancestors. A big Shout Out to my 3rd Great Great Grandpa Chester Lamb . . .who was probably really fun until he died of cirrhosis.

I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy reading old newspaper articles, especially those from New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania.  The majority of my ancestors lived in those three states.  Journalism must have been really fun back then — you could print the most slanderous personal accounts without any repercussions.  I’ve used to search for a variety of old articles —  some funny & some tragic — involving intoxication, medicinal use of spirits, mayhem and a few mentions of the Irish.

wild scene
knock your pants off
recollected nothing
mother and child
death by rum
Irish Insanity

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