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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

As you can see. . . I am . . .


When I was growing up, you had to wear something green on St. Patrick's Day to school or you would get pinched. Many came home a wee bit sore if they forgot to wear the green. I always had a back up plan, tho. If I forgot I would quickly say, I have green eyes! I am thankful for the green eyes I inherited from my mother, it saved me from getting pinched many a time.


And, yes I know these clovers on the throw don't have three leaves,
but it's the thought that counts.



It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without displaying my pretty Fenton Irish angel.



My mother's ancestors were Scotch-Irish who came across the ocean in the 1700s.
Below is her grandpa, Elijah, with the black hair and piercing eyes of the Scotch-Irish.
It was his gr-grandpa Abraham McMillion who we think was the first to come over in the 1700s.
The Scotch-Irish were a hearty stock and populated the rugged Appalachia area in the early days of our country. I am proud to be a descendant of them.



So I may not be truly Irish. . . but,

Top o' the mornin' to you,
I hope you have a great day.
Don't forget to wear green,
or you just may get pinched!




6 comments:

  1. Top of the Mornin to you Janet!!!!!

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  2. Top O' The Mornin' to ya darlin'! Your throw is lucky because it has four leaf clovers, what we as children used to scour to find. I just posted my heritage yesterday. Hope you get a chance to see it. Have a rainbow filled day! xxoo

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  3. Happy St. Patricks Day!! Loved the old picture-he was a very handsome man. My family is Scots-Irish too.

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  4. Nice post, Jan. I don't have on green . . . didn't think a thing about it. I remember when I worked, our boss would bring green donuts on St. Patrick's day. I also remember when I taught about St. Patrick to a children's class at church how he taught the trinity of God using the shamrock.

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  5. And Top O' the mornin' to ye, too!
    Love that quilt!

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  6. I think you still have to wear green Janet - my grandchildren checked me out yesterday! blessings, marlene

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