― ∙ And Welcome to theSt. Patrick's Day Blog Hop ∙ I am Irish and proud of it . . .well maybe I should say I'm Scotch-Irish ∙ Centuries ago, my ancestors hailed from Scotland.When religious persecution and famine hit their native landthey fled to Northern Ireland. Alas, their hopes and dreams were crushed againwhen the potato famine hit IRELAND andmy gggg-grandfather's family had too many mouths to feed. ∙ He fled to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave . . [...].