Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Kiss Me I'm Irish

Today like many people I'm celebrating the "little" bit of Irish in me. I love all things Irish. Years ago the first time I turned forty, my husband was going to Ireland for a business trip and I joined him. We decided to make it a birthday celebration and stay longer. It was one of the most memorable trips I've been on. We did all the tourist things, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Kiss the Blarney Stone, listen to Irish music in Irish Pubs. Drank Guinness beer, ate potatoes with every meal.
Until going to Ireland and meeting "real" Irish people do you realize that you are so far from being Irish it's funny. I will always love that I'm some small percent Irish, and I will always wish I was more. Mostly because I love their accents....and their beer!
Another thing I love about the Irish is the blessings here a few of my favorites:
Like the warmth of the sun And the light of the day,
May the luck of the Irish shine bright on your way
May good luck be your friend In whatever you do
And may trouble be always A stranger to you.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day all!


preppyplayer said...

Happy St Patty's Day!
it's my day.

Joyce said...

Happy St. Patty's Day to you too! You have more Irish in you than me- I just married an 90% Irish lad. LOL...
Isn't Ireland beautiful? I hope to make it back over there. Gary has family we still stay in touch with.

Enjoy your green beer today! Do the Germans celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Kwana said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you. Enjoy!

preppyplayer said...

Oh and by the way, you are 75% Irish.
Today ? 100%.


All Irish names....

t.t. millers said...

Happy St. Patty's Day Kathy!

Ina J Offret said...

Lovely post and memories!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Enjoy some green beer!! xo

Such Lovely Freckles said...

I'm all German. But I really like St. Patrick's Day, and I'm hoping to go to Ireland some day soon.

Ronda said...

Love the "blessings." Thanks for sharing your birthday memories, it sounds like a wonderful time!

Now, put on your green face and show'em how it's done!!!!


Anonymous said...

:Happy St. Patty's to you!! Miss you and hope you got to drink some green beer!! Mary

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Happy St. Paddy's to you and your family!

Joyce said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I hope you have a great day!! Do you have any special plans? Enjoy! xoxo

Coffee with Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing such a fun post. We ate potatoes, listened to Celtic music and drank beer in honor of the day. I love those Irish blessings!

Belle said...

I LOVE Ireland.
My grandmother was pure Irish.
I hung upside down to kiss the blarney stone.