My paternal great grandparents, Patrick and Julia are my Irish ancestors whose families were from County Cork, Ireland. I think they were a beautiful couple!
Grandpa Pat was working for the Pennsylvania R.R. and for one reason or another, was working in the Chicago area. Great Grandma Flynn had a room to rent. Grandpa Pat rented one of those rooms. One time he just happened to be on the scene when Grandma Julia Flynn was trying to light a fire in the wood stove in the living room, and wasn't having any luck. Grandpa Pat offered to get the fire started, which he did: and, in his cute Irish way, he told Mom, "I lit TWO fires that evening."
It's wonderful to have photos and stories like this to hand down for generations to come.
(who is wearing green today!)