Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Are You Wearin' Your Green?



It's Saint Patrick's Day!!!!

Today we celebrate Saint Patrick who converted Ireland to Christianity. Legend also has it that he drove the snakes out of Ireland. There's no way to prove he did or didn't but there's nary a snake to be found on the Emerald Isle. (I wish someone could tell me who the wag was who called Senator Joe McCarthy -- best known for his witch hunt for communists in the 50s -- "the snake St. Patrick missed." I'd like to shake his hand.) But I digress. One story about St. Patrick is probably true. It's said that he used a shamrock in his teachings to explain the Holy Trinity. Makes perfect sense to me. As Irish folk have settled around the globe, they have taken their saint and traditions with them and everybody's Irish on St. Paddy's Day!!!!!

Some Irish blood (and green beer) flow through this old gal's veins and I've had a penchant for things Irish since I was a wee lass. Even me beloved daughter's name is Moira Kathleen! My favorite Irish folk group is The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. Tommy passed away in 2007 at age seventy-five after a courageous battle with lung cancer and kept performing nearly to the end. Here's a video of the him and the Clancy Brothers. The Clancys sang this song again at a concert in his memory. I hope you enjoy it!



Happy Blogging and Happy St. Paddy's Day!!!!

11 comments:

  1. Hey, Kay.....From one who truly does have the green in her veins,
    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you girl!
    xoxo,
    Carol O'Gwynn Murdock

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  2. I love the Clancy Brothers...what a grand way start off St Patricks Day!

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  3. And the same to you, Kay!

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  4. Aye, and I am wearing me green today!

    I'm sending you good thoughts on this bright spring mornin'

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  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Kay. You daughter's name is lovely.

    The Clancy Brothers video was beautiful; thank you.

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  6. Again, I love your music selections. I had an Irish ancestor whose name was Tom Dooley. Makes me want to sing that song!!

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  7. Happy St. Patties Day!!

    I was a day ahead - I wore green yesterday and went out to a restaurant for cornbeef, boiled cabbage, potatoes and carrots.

    Delicious!

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  8. Happy St. Pat's. I'm scots-irish, which is different. somewhat.

    the black dog and thyroid... go together often. Hope you are better now.

    Enjoy the green day!

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  9. Carol: Thank you I am definitely a daughter of the Old Sod, too!

    Peggy: I love them, too!

    Judy: hugssssssss back at ya, sis!

    Bev: Indeed it is!!!! And back at ya, me fair colleen!

    Darlene: My daughter has a love-hate relationship with her first name because no one can pronouce it properly and she goes by Kate since her days in the military. I love her name and a pox on those who don't understand that it's Gaelic for 'Mary Catherine' so I gave her two patron saints.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the Clancy Brothers -- I think they are wonderful! Obviously!!!!

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  10. Mother Pie: I'm trying like hell to keep it together. I'm finishing my St. Paddy's brew and hope he and the leprechauns take care of me!!!!!

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  11. I have to tell yah, Kay. I do love the Irish!

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