The Irish Side
The despised and the beautiful
Irish are Spaniards who got lost in the mist. . .
The first person in my mother's family who came to California was my great-aunt Tessie Halloran, who went to make her living as a governess in a Hollywood home.
She came home to Minnesota one Christmas, a success, loaded down with navel oranges and wearing a two piece suit the color of a pe…
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