Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

WARNING!!! This post is full o' blarney (as is the one writing it). To be fully appreciated, this post must be read in its entirety with a full Irish brogue. Otherwise it might lose some of it's flavor. 

Are ye ready? 


Top o' the mornin' to ye (although be it tis really afternoon)! Tis a fine St. Patrick's Day I'll be a wishin' ye fer sure!

Sadly, our annual St. Patty's Day gatherin' o' the clan is off this year. Tis a good thing that I'm easily entertained, because I'm havin' barrels o' fun all by meself! Although, I've had a bit o' fun from others, as well.

First thing this mornin' I awoke te a message from me weest daughter. She says...

"Top of the morning And good health To ya on this Corona virus Filled Saint Patty's day morn. May you avoid the gallows, escape the stress, and be as healthy as a trout. If God sends you down a stony path, may he also give you strong shoes. And I pray that at the end of the weary day when ye lay your head to rest that the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring ye the sweetest of dreams."

Now tisn't that a fine St. Patty's Day blessin' if ever I heard one te be sure! 

This comes from the same lass who presented me with a title certificate of ownership te land in Ireland back in 2016. And tis not blarney! I legally own a one square-foot piece of property in County Roscommon, Ireland. Tis that not somethin'? Whoever would have thought of sech a thing? 

Next, twas a gift from me dearest one...my darlin' one (that twould be me husband fer them that don't know better)... 

...a sweet card and seeds fer growin' me own shamrocks! What a blessin'! I do so love the wee shamrocks, I do! 🍀

At present there's a fine corned beef a roastin' on the spit (that would be in the slow cooker) and twill be that served with cabbage and pratties a plenty on the supper-table t'night. 

I'm practicin' the wearin' o' the green by wearing this lovely bracelet...

...another gift from me darlin' one a few years back.

Tonight we'll most likely round the day out by watching The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O' Hara...

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...or maybe Darby O'Gill and the Little People with Janet Munroe and a very young Sean Connery...

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...and I hope te catch a bit o' The Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith episode on St. Patrick 'imself (twill be borrowin' that from me fine, young grandchildren).

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I twill also be sharin' The Real Story of St. Patrick's Day with ye from The Voice of the Martyrs. Te read that click HERE.

Other than that...I guess that twill be all of the celebratin' we'll be afforded here this year. I do have treats for the grandchildren...

... tiny black kettles filled with leprechaun treasure and gold. I twill attempt te get those te them sometime this week. 

Well, I suppose that's it! I do hope that this post has served as a bit o' distraction from the seriousness of all the madness that is goin' on around us and, perhaps, maybe, even afforded ye a smile or two along the way.

Before I bid ye a fine farewell for the now, let me leave ye with this fine Irish blessin'...

"May your days be many and your troubles be few, May all God’s blessings descend upon you, May peace be within you, May your heart be strong, May you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam." 

Until next time...

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  1. Thank you very much for such a fine Irish post. It certainly lightened my mood here as the virus talk is certainly bringing me down hard and fast.

    1. Glad to know that it served as a distraction, Carol, even if only briefly. I am lifting you up in my prayers right now. We will all get through this together. Blessings! <3


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