National Geographic : 1949 Jul
"This shamrock has deep roots... in Northern Ireland . .. and in our memory!" I can picture the spot where we plucked it-where its pl no doubt, is still growing-as if we'd left there only yesterday. "It's curious how such a small keepsake, itself now dry and withered, helps keep pleasant memories alive! "Looking at this leaf of shamrock, I can almost hear the creak and jingle of the jaunting car that took us on our picnic to that ancient Round Tower in County Antrim. I even seem to sniff the fragrant Ulster air. "And, from Northern Ireland, we're carried quickly back through the happy days we spent in other parts of Britain ... retracing vacation footsteps... recalling the . warmth of our welcome ... - re-living it all again..." "Remember the wonderful music at the Edinburgh Festival . . .and the Castle, floodlit at midnight... and the skirling of those massed pipe bands?" Where more than half-a-million visitors from overseas found a Royal Welcome in 1948 a nt, . iii "Remember sidewalk-super vising the rebuilding of the Houses of Parliament? Remember Westminster Abbey's 'hush of history', as you called it-till suddenly Big Ben's voice broke in?" "Remember our trip to the St. Leger... and the thrill of shouting home the American bred winner.. and how our English hosts seemed just as pleased as we were?" PLAN YOUR TRIP NOWfor Sept. -Oct. Illustrated litera ture from your travel agent, or from BRITISH TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, (Tourist Division of the BRITISH TOURIST AND HOLIDA YS BOARD), 336 Madison Avenue, New York 17, N. Y.