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Scotch-Irish Immigrant -- I wonder how many people realize that the Scotch-Irish were *Scottish*, and not Irish....They were Scots that moved to Ireland {who then later moved to America.


How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more


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from Great British Chefs

Beef stew with mash and leeks

Stews are convenient and a perennial family favourite in many households. Shaun Hill's beef stew recipe requires braising the meat for 2 to 3 hours before stewing with carrots and mushrooms in a rich red wine and tomato sauce. He serves the hot beef stew over a creamy mashed potato with leeks.


Geronimo (June 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and Arizona for their expansion into Apache tribal lands. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. ~ Quanah Parker (1845 or 1852 – February 23, 1911) was from the Comanche band Quahadi, and emerged as a dominant figure, particularly after the Comanches' final defeat. He was one of the last Comanche chiefs.



from Tasting Table

Irish Onion Soup Recipe From James Kluchartis

Irish Onion Soup


In Vanishing Ireland II, about the dying ways and traditions of Irish life. Illustrated with over a hundred photographs, we meet the people and the customs that are fast becoming a distant memory. Through their own words and memories, men and women from every corner of Ireland transport us back to a simpler time when people lived off the land and the sea, and when music and storytelling were essential parts of life.

from Mick LaSalle

The Evil Beauties of Cinema

Nascida Edith Norma Shearer em Montreal, Canadá, no dia 10 de agosto de 1902 e falecida em Los Angeles, no dia 12 de junho de 1983, Norma Shearer foi uma atriz de cinema. Na infância, Shearer teve lições de piano e dança, e aos 14 anos ganhou um concurso de beleza. Filha de um rico arquiteto de Montreal, ela mudou-se com a mãe e a irmã para Nova Iorque após a falência do pai. Com olhos azuis, esbelta, ela já prometia ser uma estrela aos dezesseis anos de idade, e sua atuação começou ainda no cinema mudo, dividindo as atenções e o estrelato com Mary Pickford. Irving Thalberg se interessou por ela, contratou-a e, em 1925, Norma fazia já papéis principais, atingindo, porém, o estrelato em 1928, ao se casar com Thalberg, com quem teve dois filhos e se separou em 1936. Shearer foi uma das poucas atrizes do cinema mudo a se tornar estrela também no sonoro, e a Metro a promovia como “A Primeira Dama das Telas”. Ficou viúva em 1936 e abandonou o cinema por dois anos, voltando em 1938 para filmar Maria Antonieta. Voltou a se casar em 1942 com o instrutor de esqui Martin Arrouge, 20 anos mais jovem do que ela, abandonando definitivamente o cinema. Viveu com Martin até a morte, aos 81 anos, depois de sofrer três derrames. Ganhou o Oscar de atriz por The Divorcee (“A Divorciada”), de 1930; Indicada ao Oscar de atriz por Their Own Desire (“Ébrios de Amor”), de 1929; Indicada ao Oscar de atriz por A Free Soul (“Uma Alma Livre”), de 1931; Indicada ao Oscar de atriz por The Barretts of Wimpole Street (“A Família Barrett”); Indicada ao Oscar de atriz por Romeo and Juliet (“Romeu e Julieta”) e, Indicada ao Oscar de atriz por Marie Antoinette (“Maria Antonieta”).


I pinned this to my Americana board because I think this represents American culture and history because America was the one to pioneer into the fashion world and come up with jeans for the working man and its also funny to see how much jeans have evolved in America back then they were for working men like farmers, miners, ect and they were so cheap, you could get them for a dollar and some cents but now famous people wear them now and now they can cost up to hundreds of dollars.