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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Gloom ~ Geese ~ St. Patrick's Day ~ Laney ~ Dude ~ Dr. Dicky




Good 36ยบ cloudy morning.


Yesterday stayed cloudy and dark and gloomy and cold ....


My geese came to visit and for a treat...


The other two sat on the barn roof and honked and honked!!!


Then after 12 noon the sun did come out for a bit...





St. Patrick’s Day 2018 occurs on Saturday, March 17, in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green.

Symbols

The most common St Patrick's Day symbol is the shamrock. The shamrock is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol of the Holy Trinity. Other symbols include:
  • Almost anything green.
  • The green, orange and white flag of the Republic of Ireland.
  • Brands of beer associated with Irish culture.
Religious symbols include snakes and serpents. Other symbols seen on St Patrick’s Day include the harp, which was used in Ireland for centuries, as well as the leprechaun and a pot of gold that it hides.
The Chicago River is turned green for this day...

Some interesting history of Irish immigrants...
My Father's side of the family was Irish...



The surname of LANEY was an Irish surname meaning 'the son of Dubslaine' (the son of Slaney) which was derived from the Gaelic de Slaine. It is one of the few Irish place-names, meaning, one who came from Slane in County Meath. Local names usually denoted where a man held his land, and indicated where he actually lived.
The River Laney in Ireland...




So, today I will celebrate with green wine!



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)
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1930 – James Irwin, American astronaut (d. 1991)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Fyjm2pNHa1U/T2SuzXRb_OI/AAAAAAAAT38/fIDoVZkVUx8/s1600/jamesMA28964532-0033.jpg
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1936 – Ken Mattingly, American astronaut

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FYJzhw3D2Gk/T2Su7vl-VNI/AAAAAAAAT4M/ILeGVQN4Uj4/s1600/kenMA28964532-0035.jpg
1938 – Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DVVQXqbklig/T2SvAkjY8xI/AAAAAAAAT4U/ik9Ay6qE0co/s1600/rudoph-nureyev_1-tMA28964532-0036.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fD3zgPMtHFI/T2SvCpthPxI/AAAAAAAAT4c/XS0Rg_LrCAQ/s1600/rv_nureyevMA28964532-0037.jpg
1951 – Kurt Russell, American actor
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1955 – Gary Sinise, American actor

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-chqOL5WHvGg/T2SvSK_FtiI/AAAAAAAAT40/dbLrrwYzzvc/s1600/garyMA28964532-0040.jpg
One of my favs!

1964 – Rob Lowe, American actor
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PirKn9yOAjw/T2Svf0fQ0xI/AAAAAAAAT5E/ICSgp6GMH88/s1600/robMA28964532-0041.jpg



Later I took Dude to the vet's for his annual check up and shots.

 Dr. Dicky and his staff are all super! Been going there for over 20 years.


All I know. Nuff said. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
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