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Monday, March 17, 2014

St Patrick's Day ~ Limericks ~ Irish Lesson ~ Irish Greeting Card ~ Riverdance Prank ~ Smilebox ~ Corned Beef Rerun

Good 36º damp out there Kiss me I'm Irish morning! Rained last night after a VERY windy late afternoon. Rain started about midnight. It appears we got about 1/4".

Here is my wallpaper on my computer... an Irish pub in Dublin... How fun it would be to celebrate there!

Origin of the name Limerick

The origin of the name limerick for this type of poem is debated. As of several years ago, its usage was first documented in England in 1898 (New English Dictionary) and in the United States in 1902, but in recent years several earlier uses have been documented. The name is generally taken to be a reference to the City or County of Limerick in Ireland sometimes particularly to the Maigue Poets, and may derive from an earlier form of nonsense verse parlour game that traditionally included a refrain that included "Will [or won't] you come (up) to Limerick?"
The earliest known use of the term limerick for this type of poem is an 1880 reference, in a Saint John, New Brunswick newspaper, to an apparently well-known tune,[10]
There was a young rustic named Mallory,
who drew but a very small salary.
When he went to the show,
his purse made him go
to a seat in the uppermost gallery.

I went to the pub for a drink
A man said, "It's Patty's day, I think"
SO I pinched his arm
I really meant no harm
But now I'm sitting in the clink

There was a gal named Sue
Cooking was her favorite thing to do
She did love to dine
And drink some fine wine
What she misses most is her 'Dew'
And Englishman, Scotsman, Welshman, and yer man Paddy Irishman were captures while fighting in a far-off foreign land. One of the captors said, "We're going to line you up in front of a firing squad and shoot you all in turn.  But first you can each make a final request." The Englishman responds, "I'd like to hear 'God Save The Queen' just one more time to remind me of the auld country, played by the London All Boys Choir with Morris Dancers dancing to the tune." The Scotsman replies, "I'd like to hear 'Auld Lang Syne' just one more time to remind me of the auld country, with Higland dancers skipping gaily to the tune." The Welshman answers, "I'd like to hear 'Men of Harlech' just one more time to remind me of lovely Wales, sung by the Treorchy Male Voice Choir." Paddy said quickly, "I'd like to be shot first."
Eirinn go Brách
Ireland forever

Tabhair póg dom, táim Eireannach
Kiss me, I'm Irish!

Póg mo thóin
Kiss my ass!
"May the road rise to meet you,May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand."

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Being half Irish.... and half Scottish.... I love celebrating St. Patrick's Day, even though I am of Protestant Irish heritage and St. Pat is the Catholic holiday.... still, corned beef and all things Irish are GREAT! Here is the Laney family Irish coat of arms... As you can see it's not green... Green is Catholic Irish... 

Someday in person I want to see this St. Patrick's Day in Chicago and that green river!
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.

This is a great PRANK...... cops doing Riverdance...

Here is the Smilebox I made from the Elk's Corned Beef
Cabbage Dinner...
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Breakfast.... Ok, so I had some leftover corned beef from the Elks... put it in a pan with a turn of olive oil and heated it... Scrambled 2 eggs with garlic and herbs and added to the pan.. Served on top of a cut up tomato (natch) and added a squirt of Jack Daniels Horseradish Mustard. OMGOOOOD!!!

Historically this date.....
1963 – Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
1969 – Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
1985 – Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first twomurders in his Los AngelesCalifornia murder spree.
2008 – Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. Lieutenant Governor David Paterson becomes New York State governor

And births this date include...
1919 – Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)

1930 – James Irwin, American astronaut (d. 1991)

1936 – Ken Mattingly, American astronaut

1938 – Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)

1951 – Kurt Russell, American actor

1955 – Gary Sinise, American actor
One of my favs! LOVE CSI NY and just about anything he does.

1964 – Rob Lowe, American actor

May the leprechauns be near you,
To spread luck along your way.
And may all the Irish angels,
Smile upon you on St. Patrick's Day.

All I know. Work on taxes day here. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

March 17th
Corned Beef and Cabbage Day

These two sweeties are Lauraa Vincent Virant's Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers...  Winston and Sophie !

Laura and Kristen were friends and the Vincents' were our neighbors across the street.


Lydia said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you! The celebration's roots are Catholic- but it is long kidnapped by the population at large.

I'm going to check Gerry for green- otherwise it is pinching time!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Happy St. Pat's Day!
Loved your fun blog today! The dancing cops were funny.
Very much enjoyed your Smile Box too.
What a great way to fix your leftover corned beef!!

OK now I had better go get mine into the crock pot since it will take many hours! Thanks for the recipe!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks ladies! xo

Anonymous said...

Happy St. Pat's Day. Great blog today, as always.
Hugs, Karen B.