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Saturday, March 17, 2018


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Susan Adler Sobol

I can trace my interest in reading to the wonderful collection of mythology I discovered in Mrs. Stine's 3rd grade classroom. At one time, I considered persuing studies in folklore and oral tradition at the graduate level. At this point, my recollection of Irish tales is fuzzy but "Hy Brasil" was familiar. What a fabulous origin for your family name!

Lisa at Greenbow

How cool is that! You actually know where your name came from. I have a touch of Irish in my DNA. Who knows from where?? Happy St Patty's day to you.


My Great Grandfather Thomas Patrick O Rielly came over from Ireland. He became the chief of the fire department in St. Louis Illinios. My Mom looked the most Irish in her family and around age two she was nick named The Mic! My Mom went by Mickey her entire life. She died on March 8, 2014. She loved St. Patrick's Day! Back in 1967 when I was born she wanted to name me Rielly but my Dad wouldn't have it.

Linda Brazill

My great-great grandparents came from Co. Cork and all the rest of my relative have very typical Irish names like McCarthy and Shea. But I think we have the coolest name!

Linda Brazill

Thanks for sharing your story and history!

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