Those Places Thursday: Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick

Benita (McGinnis) McCormick           (1889 – 1984)   Though in her later years my great-aunt Detty, Benita (McGinnis) McCormick, often reminisced about her trip to France and Ireland in 1913, I don’t recall her talking about her pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick (Gaelic for Saint Patrick’s Mountain and pronounced Crōk Patrick). Luckily, these photographs from her scrapbook show … Continue reading "Those Places Thursday: Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick"

Mystery Monday: Is this Lizzie Gaffney?

Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Gaffney           (1884 – 1960) Benita (McGinnis) McCormick           (1889 – 1984) “My cousin poses,” Benita wrote under this photograph, taken in western Ireland in 1913.  Could this be Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie”  Gaffney? Compared with the photo below, there seems to be a strong  resemblance, but it is hard to say for sure.   … Continue reading "Mystery Monday: Is this Lizzie Gaffney?"