Words & Pictures by Jeannie DeSena | "Enduring Love" Story

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The family gathers on a typical day at Conner's houseConner and Colleen meetConner departs for a local rebellionRebellion against British ruleColleen tells her friends about ConnerConner tells his mother about ColleenRebellions continue in IrelandConner and Colleen's love growsColleen meets Conner's motherThe people are proud to be Irish even in the midst of hardshipHard living conditions force Conner to move to America, and he must say goodbye to ColleenColleen's family tries to comfort her that they too will soon try to join the others in AmericaDancers celebrate in hopes of a better life in IrelandConner's mother finds America to be full of drudgery and hardshipAs an overseer of Irish washer women, she works long hours even after the others go home