Irish Immigrants

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Patrick Ottersbach English 11 AP 7th period 11 13 99 Irish Immigrants Mary O Donnell finished cooking the Sunday night dinner. She had spent the entire Sunday afternoon peeling the potatoes, washing the vegetables and preparing the meat. The Sunday night dinner special because it was the only meal the O Donnells spent together. The children, Jonathan, James, and Catherine, returned late from St. James Parochial School and Mr O Donnell, Shamus, worked in his office until late at night. Only Mrs O Donnell stayed at home and painted oil paintings. Dinner is ready Mrs O Donnell shouted. Coming, Mom chanted three voices from the top floor. Soon afterward the family was seated at the old table in the candle lit dining room waiting for Shamus O Donnell to say grace. Bless us, O Lord, for these gifts which we are about to receive from thy bounty through Christ Our Lord, Amen. After everyone had eaten and conversation started to build up, Shamus O Donnell suddenly interrupted: Catherine, Jonathan, James, listen up. Your mother and I have something important to tell you. Do you remember Uncle Edward and his wife, Anne? Yes, sure, Dad. I still remember going to their house sometimes during the weekend, said James. Well, they are coming to New York this fall. Conditions in the part of Galway where we come from have become worse. They have decided that they cannot live there anymore and since we, their relatives, live in New York, the choice was easy. That s great, Dad. I would love to ...

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