Where did the name McGowan's come from?

In my last post, I explained how wassail became a family tradition and that it all started with my mom.

My mom's maiden name is McGowan, so that's the short story.  For the longer story, check out my last post (below).  

I used the word "tradition" in that post.  I am a believer in tradition and giving credit where credit is due, and my mom deserves full credit for this whole wassail thing in my family.  Given all the good that is bottled up inside this wonderful drink, I couldn't think of any other name that would ever have been more fitting, or a better homage than to name it after the one who introduced it to me those many years ago!

So - As they would have said back in the olden days - Wassail!!!! (Cheers!... To your health!)... to my mom, Ms. McGowan!