The Linnet's Wings :Take All My Loves, My Love - Page 139

The Linnet´s Wings roll swiftly down each face. I see the good old nabors, each remembered a pleasant day, and shake each hand with affection as I did when going away. In harmony we all did join and traversed those weary years since that eventful morning when I left them steeped in tears. Now fond adieu to all my friends around the dear old isle, though adopted by Columbia I am Erin’’s faithful child; for the Stars and Stripes with the flag of Green will line in unity. Adieu again, old Ireland, farewell my dear country. ______________________________ **My wife Beth and I on our honeymoon in 1973 visited at Elphin the cottage John Igoe was born in, and where lived my mother’s last two living first cousins, Peter and Joseph Cassidy, met and since gone. 139