Family, Friends, and Festing

I’ve had a really crazy year. My children are growing and changing in ways I haven’t been able to keep up with. I thought I’d have lots more time to bond, to make memories, to parent in a way that would have my children wanting to spend their time with me. At the same time, I’m dealing with trying to help my dad through the twilight of his life.


What I’ve found through the good and the not so good that life gives us is that time spent, among friends and family we love, is time well spent.

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I’ve attended the Milwaukee Irish Fest every year since its inception—34 years so far. First I attended with my family of birth, now I go with the family and friends I’ve chosen to surround myself with as I move forward in life. Each and every Irish Fest has been terrific.

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I love the people. I love the culture. I love the experience of surrounding myself in both.

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My Warrior Chronicles books are steeped in Celtic Lore and the theme of what it means to be part of a family regardless of blood ties. My favorite of the Warrior books so far is: DEFENDING DESTINY.

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We at Authors of Main Street take great pride in writing about family and community; something I experience at every Irish Fest. Even in a crowd of 50,000+ people, I am surrounded by my community of friends who have become family—my Clan. That kind of bond is in all our books, especially in our Weddings on Main Street Box Set.

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I’d love to share my love of all things Celtic and Clan with you. If you enjoy romance with a bit of magic and myth, leave me a comment about what family means to you or ask to be added to my Leigh Morgan’s Minions Facebook page. Leave me your e-mail typed out, not as a hot link so we avoid spam, for a chance to win an e-copy of any of my Warrior Chronicles books. Your choice. Here’s a link to my Amazon page so you can see them all before choosing:

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May your life be filled with the love of good friends…

May each day bring moments of sunshine and happiness…

May you be blessed in health to see your children’s children grow as they make their lives full and rich, sprinkled with your traditions. May contentment be your companion every step of the way.



Leigh Morgan

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19 Responses to Family, Friends, and Festing

  1. Carol says:

    Life is all about family. Either blood, or those you’ve chosen to become or invite into your growing family. The Fest sounds like a lot of fun.

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Carol, Irish Fest is the biggest and the best fest I’ve ever been to. This year I got to meet and talk with my favorite singer-songwriter, Dougie MacLean, so it was extra special. It’s always the third weekend in August. If you ever get a chance to get out this way for Irish Fest let me know. I’d love to show you around!


  2. susanrhughes says:


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  3. Loved the post and my that is one HOT cover you’ve got there. As soon as I have a second to breathe, I am going to have to get a copy of that one! 😉

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Thanks, Kelly! I’d love your opinion on Defending Destiny….it may help to read Sparring Partners first, but not necessary. I love the cover too. Something about it just makes me take a deep breath and utter an aaahhhh….. as I exhale. 🙂

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  4. E. Ayers says:

    We get to pick our friends but not our family, except the family that we make. Looks like that son of yours is taller than his dad now! I think it’s wonderful that your whole family is involved in the fest.

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Both of my children have been involved in Irish Fest since their births. It’s something we do together every year and we’ve managed to involve some of my extended family as well. It’s great. Even my cousin is buying a kilt this year and spending the up-coming Highland Games with us in full attire! Such a perfect bonding experience. Cian is now taller than his dad and still growing, a fact he takes no small amount of smiling pride in. I’m hopeful I’ll be taking my grandchildren, and if I’m very lucky my great-grandchildren, to Irish Fest and the Highland Games with their parents. Sharing love of culture, music, dance and fun is even better with children!


  5. I’m Irish.
    The fest looks like fun and sharing it with family and friends is the best.

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      You’d love it, Pepper. Let me know if you’re ever in the area for it–it’s always the third weekend in August–I’d love to show you around. It’s four days long, Thursday through Sunday, so there’s plenty of time to delve into every aspect. So much fun!


  6. Sia Marion says:

    That cover=that’s why they still make hard copies! This was a beautiful post. Good luck with your daddy. I went through that with mine and I know it can be really hard. May you be Blessed

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Thank you, Sia. I love the cover too. It even looks great on my i-Pad and Kindle. I’m sorry you had to go through this with your dad too. It’s never easy, but your kind words help. May you enjoy the rest of your summer! Thanks for visiting & Happy reading. 🙂


  7. Joan Reeves says:

    Hello, Leigh. Thought I’d check back to see if Comments was fixed. Enjoyed your post and pictures very much. Have a great weekend.

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Thanks, Joan. It was really strange not having the comment section for part of the day. The blog fairy (aka:Jill) fixed it. Thanks for stopping back, and have a wonderful weekend!


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