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What I want for my birthday

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, displaced worker, Family, Life, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, nation, region, rural, state, Uncategorized, unemployed, Video, Willmar on January 6, 2012 at 5:41 am

Jan. 6, 2012
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

It’s my birthday today. I want only one gift. Can you guess what it is? I want a job.
Click here to watch viedo on CNN iReport.

Click here to see me featured in a CNN promotional video.

Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
Contact: Jannet Walsh at jannetwalsh@gmail.com

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Greek Yogurt made in crockpot

In Blogging, Health, iphone, Jannet Walsh, Laid Off, Life, Local, lrish Catholic, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, Murdock, Murdock news, nation, news, region, rural, Uncategorized, Willmar, World on December 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Dec. 22, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Home made Greek Yogurt by Jannet Walsh, Minnesota Native Daughter.


I made my first successful batch of yogurt, Greek style, the thick type with less liquid, on the stove top and finished it off in a crockpot. Click to view video posted on Minnesota Native Daughter. Here is one of the links I got my ideas for the experiment.

I will update with a video on how to remove the whey to make the thicker yogurt, called Greek Yogurt.

Christmas Tribute
A Christmas carol video is posted with my late mother Margaret I. Walsh of Litchfield, Minnesota, along with me, singing “Silent Night” last Christmas. It was recorded with my iPhone.
Click here to view video on CNN iReport and read the full story.


Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
Contact: Jannet Walsh at jannetwalsh@gmail.com

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Ready to kick 2011 out, start 2012 early

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, business, community, employee, Genealogy, Laid Off, layoff, Life, Litchfield, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, nation, news, rural, state, unemployed, Vlog, Vlogging, wctrib.com on December 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Dec. 20, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

I will remember 2011 as the year of losses, pain and tears. I’d like to say adios to 2011 early this year.

There might have been positive things that happened in 2011 in my life, but they will be overshadowed by the lose of my mother, Margaret I. Walsh in October. Add a dash of layoff and unemployment to the mix. I am ready for 2012 to start and kiss, or maybe it should be kick, this year goodbye.

If you are reading my blog, then you should be counting your blessings, especially if you are employed. Tis’ the season to be jolly, but I hope that Santa has not forgotten that I live in Murdock, and I’m still wanting a job for Christmas. Linkedin Profile

Christmas Tribute
A Christmas carol video is posted with my late mother Margaret I. Walsh of Litchfield, Minnesota, along with me, singing “Silent Night” last Christmas. It was recorded with my iPhone.
Click here to view video on CNN iReport and read the full story.


Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
Contact: Jannet Walsh at jannetwalsh@gmail.com

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Soup is on!

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, business, Career Coach, community, displaced worker, employee, Family, Food, Genealogy, iphone, Job, Laid Off, layoff, Life, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, Murdock, Murdock news, nation, news, region, rural, state, State of Unemployment, subscribe, taste, Travel, unemployed, Vlog, Vlogging, wctrib.com, Willmar, WordPress, Workforce, World, zany on December 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Dec. 10, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

I just made beef barely soup today. The perfect pairing for job searching on a cold winter day.

Oh, by the way, I did I say I am looking for a job? My professional profile is available on Linkedin.

Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
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Home to Knockanarroor – Pillowcase Photo

In Arbutus Hotel, areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Buckleys Bar, Catholic, community, Family, Genealogy, Glenfesk, Glenfesk Parish, Irish Ancestors, Irish Roots, Killarney, Knockanarroor, Local, lrish Catholic, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, nation, news, Resume Jannet Walsh, rural, St. Patrick, state, Stephen Foley Family, Travel, Vlog, Vlogging, wctrib.com, Willmar, World, zany on December 6, 2011 at 6:00 am

Dec. 6, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Home to Knockanarroor – Pillowcase Photo
See the latest video posted on CNN iReport, complete with writiten story on my adventures of finding my Irish Roots. Click here to view video at CNN iReport.

Home to Knockanarroor – Pillowcase Photo
Missing photo gives hints to Irish history

I returned home to Knockanarroor, Ireland for the first time, but I have never been there before.

In April 2011, I traveled to Ireland, precisely where my Great-Great-Grandmother Ellen Brennan Foley, born May 15, 1820 in Killarney, Ireland, and died in Stillwater, Minnesota, lived in Knockanarroor Townland, pronounced “Knock-on-a-roar” in Irish Gaelic, meaning the hill of corn in English.

On a cold January 2011 day, a photograph, along with a hand-written card with hints of Ellen’s life, including her husband’s name, William Foley, were found tucked away in a pillow of treasures of my late grandmother Mary Jannet “Jennie” Foley Walsh, 1886 to 1985, of Murdock.

The unmarked country road my Irish roots were plucked from in the early 1840s, is located just east of the city of Killarney in County Kerry, in western Ireland. A milk lorry driver, a truck driver in the United States, Patrick “Pa” Brosnan of Muckross, in the Killarney area, pumping petro in the near by village of Barraduff agreed to guide me to the hidden location that is plain site.

Ellen’s parents, James Brennan and Mary Walsh, my great-great-great grandparents, from my grandmother’s family, called the townland home, as they worked the rented land consisting of what is referred to by residents as a “poorish land” of wetlands, surrounded by bogs. The peat or turf, decayed vegetation, is cut and dried for heating and cooking fuel today, just like my family did in the 1800s or earlier, with the smoke puffing out of cottages, producing a musty smell. My family most likely served as grooms, tending to the horses exchanged on the carriage route at the end of the road of Knockanarroor, on a major route to Killarney.

I traveled to Killarney in 1980, my late father, Martin J. Walsh Jr., in the 1950s, but it was not was not until 2011, I could say without a doubt Knockanarroor is home in Ireland for my family. My father and I traveled the same paths in the horse jaunting carts of what is called the old butter roads, the 1700s turnpike, but I might be the first to make the journey home to Knockanarroor.

I used hints from http://www.ancestry.com to stitch together my ancestral threads. Archivist Michael Lynch of Kerry Library, Ireland, along with free online Roman Catholic records from the Diocese of Kerry, http://www.irishgenealogy.ie, provided information that my family belonged to the Catholic Parish of Glenflesk, with Knockanarroor as their place of residence.

Although I did not find any living relatives in Ireland during my journey, learning about the people, their faith, village life and the beautiful Irish countryside, I was able to shine light on a period of obscurity in my family’s history.

My Great-Great Grandmother Ellen departed Knockanarroor, be it voluntary or forced, due to disease, food shortage or economic reasons. I returned Ireland to answer the questions of where my family roots were prematurely pulled from the Ireland.

See related video from Home to Knockanarroor Project

Home to Knockanarroor – An Introduction


More videos will be posted in December.

Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
Contact: Jannet Walsh at jannetwalsh@gmail.com

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Christmas tribute video for my mother, Margaret I. Walsh

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Catholic, community, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, Murdock, nation, news, rural, Uncategorized, Willmar, World, zany on December 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Dec. 1, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

A Christmas carol video is posted with my late mother Margaret I. Walsh of Litchfield, Minnesota, along with me, singing “Silent Night” last Christmas. It was recorded with my iPhone.
Click here to view video on CNN iReport and read the full story.


Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
Contact: Jannet Walsh at jannetwalsh@gmail.com

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Americans still thankful

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Family, iphone, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, Murdock, nation, news, region, rural, state, unemployed, wctrib.com, Willmar, World, zany on November 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

Nov. 24, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota


I was interviewed by CNN’s Emanuella Grinberg for the story, “In hard times, Americans still thankful” that ran on Thanksgiving Day. Click here to read the full story.

It all started with a a video I posted on CNN iReport. Click to view video.
I said in my video I was thankful to be receiving unemployment insurance during my layoff, along with a few other things.

The story was published on several other sites, across the nation. Here’s a link to a few sites you will find the story.


Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
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All aboard! Route Guide posted for Nov. 7 departure

In Amtrak, Blogging, blogs, Family, iphone, Minnesota Native Daughter, Murdock, nation, news, rural, train, Travel on November 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Minnesota Native Daughter
Nov. 5, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota
Click here to download your own Route Guide for Minnesota Native Daughter’s All Aboard!

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Riding the rails with Jannet Walsh

Follow blogger Jannet Walsh on her Amtrak train trip on the famous Empire Builder from St. Cloud, Minnesota to Portland, Oregon, and the Coast Starlight, from Portland, Oregon, to Santa Barbara, California, and back home to Minnesota.

Learning about blogging on the train, recording video with Skype on board, creating iPhone videos, while enjoying America’s landscape from coach seating and the sleeping car.

The series of videos and blogs will start Nov. 7, 2011. Follow the series at http://mnnativedaughter.areavoices.com/.

All aboard! Blogger Jannet Walsh's series from Amtrak's Empire Builder and Coast Starlight routes starts Nov. 7, 2011. Photo by Jannet Walsh/Minnesota Native Daughter, jannetwalsh@gmail.com

Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jannetwalsh.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.

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Please pray for the repose of the soul of my mother

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Catholic, Family, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Religion, rural, wctrib.com on October 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

Minnesota Native Daughter
Oct. 15, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

My mother Margaret Walsh of Litchfield with Andrew the terrier. Read more about this photo.

Margaret I. Walsh
of Litchfield, Minnesota
age 84
Born Oct. 9, 1927, in Brooten, Minnesota
Died Oct. 12, 2011 in South Range, Wisconsin
Obituary

Visitation: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m, with a 7 p.m. parish prayer at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home, 316 Sibley Ave. S., Litchfield, Minn. and one prior to the funeral Mass at the Church of St. Phililp, 821 E. 5th St. Litchfield, Minn.

Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the Church of St. Philip, 821 E. 5th St., Litchfield. Lunch following Mass at church.

Burial: 2:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Murdock, Minn., west end of Murdock on Highway 12. Reception at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Murdock.

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By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jannetwalsh.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.

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Technology terrier

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, business, community, Family, Laid Off, layoff, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, multimedia, nation, news, region, rural, state, unemployed, West Highland White Terrier, Westie, Willmar, World on September 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Minnesota Native Daughter
Sept. 28, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Multimedia terrier by Jannet Walsh
When I was not looking, my faithful friend Andrew, took over the controls of my Apple and video camera while I stepped away. Although he did not send any emails or make any Skype calls, that I am aware of, it proves even a dog can appreciate a technology.
Photo by Jannet Walsh/Minnesota Native Daughter

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By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Employers: Are you interested in meeting your next employee? Learn more about blogger Jannet Walsh at her website, with a resume posted online. www.jannetwalsh.com. Email: jannetwalsh@gmail.com

Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jannetwalsh.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.

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