An early St Pat's wish

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I know that St. Pat's is on the 17th....but the Irish blood that my Dad passed on to me is what makes me want to smile when all goes wrong...puts bounce in my steps... and taught me to love the pastoral scene!!!! The Irish are very friendly, helpful, have a good sense of humor overall and are very welcoming to many people! Why not share more than day a year!

While I don't think that stereotyping is the thing to do, I do think that at times it is OK within a family...after all we do pass things on! So growing up with my Dad has taught me that many Irish are talkative, inquisitive about people and places, helpful, open, good company, who tend to hate saying "no" to your face, so they are notoriously indirect when it comes to criticism or rejection. Time keeping is often seen as a very honorable aspiration but nobody really expects an eight o'clock meeting to start at eight! Definitely philosophical about life, the universe and all of that and, like anywhere else, some of us are just plain boring!! 

The final trait that I carry....I grew up when blond hair and blue eyes were the greatest gift a girl could have! Here too, I have the “mark” of the Irish! I grew up as a 'carrot top”, green eyes and FRECKLES to go with it! Though many times I have longed to to wish it weren't so, today I wouldn't change a thing! In fact I actually wish that my gray hair were actually red again!

So I plan to celebrate this part of me longer than just on Sunday...the memories that I have had with my Dad are worth more than the effort!

The Leprechauns are Marching   

The Leprechauns are marching,
They're marching down the hall,
They're marching on the ceiling,
They're marching on the wall.
They're marching two by two,
And now it's four by four,
You say you still can't see them?
Move back! Here come some more!
The leprechauns are marching,
I think it's three by three.
Just close your eyes and try now
To visualize with me.
Their merry little feet
Will never miss a beat.
They're very tricky fellows.
Look out! They're under the sheet!


May the saint protect ye-
An' sorrow neglect ye, 
An' bad luck to the one
That doesn't respect ye
t' all that belong to ye, 
An long life t' yer honor-
That's the end of my song t' ye!

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    Well, I have no Irish in my but I love Corn Beef and Cabbage and make it every year for myself. This is a lovely blog from you 'sweet' heart. I enjoyed reading it so much. Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day with lots of love all around you...
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    My family tree resemble more of a bush than a tree really....maybe that is why i am ready to celebrate anything at the drop of a hat or a four leaf clover...hahahahahaha emoticon
    1809 days ago
    I always love to think that I am "more Irish" than I actually am. My grandmother was pure and my husbands family as well, but I am only 1/2, but with the last name O'Donnell I claim Irishness!! My daughter loves Irish step dancing and they are just such a happy culture. My niece spent time abroad last semester in Galway and can't wait to get back. Her pictures and stories are wonderful. I hope to get there someday. Blessings to you and the Luck o' the Irish always!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1809 days ago
    You reminded me of why I love to do genealogy. Connecting with my family and its stories is a very special thing to do. emoticon Happy St. Patrick's Day! emoticon emoticon Love, Chelsea
    1809 days ago
    There is always something in the past that is worth remembering
    1809 days ago
    all the best to you & yours emoticon
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    Thanks so much for reminding me of my heritage and how I got my sense of humor as well. I am from the "black" Irish side of the family; got my genes from the invaders that mixed with the original population. Happy St. Pat's week to you Too!
    1809 days ago
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