Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Top O' the Mornin' to ya!

I'm feeling my Irish heritage this morning. If there's truth to my ancestry, my great great (not sure how many greats- too many to count this morning) grandfather Newton came over from Ireland in the 1790's. Of course, my bloodline is a huge mix of German, Dutch, English, Irish and possibly Scottish. It's hard telling what else...but my red hair inspires me to lean more toward the Irish side.

I sent my kids off to school dressed in something green today and I myself am wearing green, too. No need to get pinched if you don't have to, right? LOL

I would love to travel to Ireland and go kiss the Blarney Stone. It would be cool and the whole gift of gab would be wonderful, but I'm pretty darn gabby as it is...so not sure what that would do to me! LOL

I didn't plan ahead this year to have anything Irish for meals. Wish I had gotten some cabbage at least, but didn't think about it- but anyway...

Here are two of my favorite toasts..

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be ever at your back:
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields:
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
May those who love us, love us;
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts;
And if He doesn't turn their hearts
May He turn their ankles
So we'll know them by their limping.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


Jennifer Madden said...

Ha ha , I love that last one. My husband says he's Irish at heart. But It's just an excuse to get into the good beer.
My in-laws have been over there several times, and they say it is absolutely breath-taking.

Devon Matthews said...

I'm with Jennifer, I love that last line. I'm not sure if I have any Irish. But since I'm a mix of everything else on the British Isles (English, Scots, Welch) it wouldn't surprise me.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Magdalena Scott said...

Yep, sign me up as loving the last one, too!

I'd love to visit Ireland, England...*sigh*

Hey! I wonder if I can find the old videotape of DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE? That would be fun to watch tonight. Ooh--look out for the Banshee!

(For anyone who doesn't know, this movie includes a very young and handsome Sean Connery in a cameo role.)

Taryn Raye said...

Hope you ladies have been having a good day.

Magdalena! I love Darby O'Gill and the Little People! I haven't seen that in ages though, but I do remember Sean Connery's in it! LOL