A Great Day for the Irish with Little Nellie Kelly (Judy Garland)……and Irish Freckle Bread?
In Ireland, Jerry Kelly marries his sweetheart, Nellie Noonan over the objections of her ne’er-do-well father, Michael Noonan , who swears never to speak to Jerry again, even though he reluctantly accompanies the newlyweds to America, where Jerry becomes a policeman, and all three become citizens. Michael continues to hold his grudge against Jerry, even when Nellie dies while giving birth to little Nellie.
And here is Judy Garlands only death scene …….
Years later, Jerry is now a captain on the police force, and little Nellie (also played by Judy Garland) has grown up as the spitting image of her mother. When Nellie becomes enamored of Dennis Fogarty, the son of Michael’s old friend Timothy Fogarty , the squabbling between Nellie’s father and grandfather intensifies, as Michael objects to the romance, and finally leaves home because of it.
Eventually, the three generations are reconciled, and Nellie and Dennis remain a couple.
Judy entertains us with her lovely voice singing ‘A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH’
Along with a traditional song ‘ A Girls Milking Her Cow’ sung partly in Irish – Gaelic
IN MY IRISH KITCHEN
For our tay time and movies snack let’s try a wee bit of freckles bread……
Copyright 2017 By Melissa O’Connor