Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Wearin' of the Green...


From the Farmer's Almanac...

We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. Was there really a St. Patrick? Definitely. Did he really drive the snakes out of Ireland? Probably not.

At age 16 (around A.D. 400), Patrick was kidnapped from his home on the west coast of England and carried off to Ireland. After 6 years, he escaped; upon returning home, he received his call (in a dream) to preach the Gospel. He spent the next 15 or so years in a monastery, preparing for his missionary work. Although some Christians lived in Ireland at the time, it was Patrick who spread Christianity throughout the land and brought an organized church into existence.

We wear a shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day because Patrick used its three leaves to explain the Trinity. But, as far as we know, he never drank green beer. (Apparently, true Irish only drink black beer on St. Paddy’s Day!)

8 comments:

ClassyChassy said...

Way cute! Say, do you ever check your email???

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Thanks for the lesson on St. Pat, I'm ashamed to say, even though I am mostly Irish, I did not knew the story. Beautiful little lady, and what a great name...giggle....

Sherrie said...

We celebrated by going on a quest for Shamrock Shakes at McDonalds. We were surprised to find that most of the McD's in town are OUT of them already, but finally found one that still had them. Despite the instinct not to eat a food that glows in the dark, they are tasty!

Robin said...

Like Molly I am a 4th generation decedent of Irish immigrants and do not know much about my Irish ancestral history! Thanks for the info and Happy St. Paddy's Day to you my dear!!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

The Irish have the confused idea that snakes sneak up and drink yer beer, the theiving creeturs. That's why there are no snakes left in Ireland.

I'd better watch it, I'm going to get someone's Irish up.

Don't fergit to wear GREEN tomorrow!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Love the story and info on St. Pat's.

Love your picture and question too.

So tell me "How bad can we be and still get to Heaven"?

JeanMac said...

Great post!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Thank you for the St. Patty share! Stop over at my blog for some Irish coffee...sure to cure or kill ya! I love your how naughty can we be?...to cute...you know me and naughty....LOVE IT!
Enjoy finally our Midwest weather...a recordbreaking whopping 72 degrees and SUNNY!!!!!!!!

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