Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday is "Luck O' The Irish" Day.

Luck O' The Irish: It is an ironic phrase. The Irish have been, and are a spectacularly unlucky race.Some trace the origin of the phrase to the US where, during the exploration for gold in the West, there were a high number of Irish people who got lucky, and found their "pot o' gold" in the gold fields of California, or were equally prosperous in silver mining.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!!

Everyone has their holiday that isn't necessarily a holiday. You know Greeting Card holidays. Saint Patrick's Day is mine.
(I know it is a holy day of obligation for some. But y'all I'm Southern Baptist.)
I don't really do anything other than wear green, but I like it all the same.

For me, it's the start of warm weather or the promise that it's on the way. And I like that. I get out of my winter slump and I'm myself again.

My Irish self included.

Yes, I'm Irish.

My mother's paternal grandparents were German and Irish. They came over on a boat.

I am fair-skinned, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Of course, I'm also just fair skinned in general due to my European ancestry. (I'm also Danish.) The only reason that I am able to tan is because I am Cherokee.

My husband is also Irish. His name is Brandon Kyle to be exact. But English too, and that explains our last name. Of course, you'll not be finding that out on this blog.

But I digress.

We're Irish and we're proud.

So proud that I'd be content to name my kids _________ and ______________.

(Ha. I'm not going to give that up either.)

Every so often, our grandparents remind us of our Irish heritage too.

I happen to think that the Luck O' The Irish helped me out with law school too.

And Teddy Kennedy believed in it too. He knew where he came from and was proud. I hope that whatever you are, that you are proud of where you come from and the road that brought you here.

Happy St. Pat's y'all.

And Happy Wednesday.


Brittany Ann said...

I am Irish and German and Cherokee, too (1/4, 1/8, 1/8 to be exact!) So's the hubs!

We could all be related...not to our spouses, I mean, but to each other!

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

Happy St. Patty's Day to you!! (a day late...sorry!)


Gina said...

I am not Irish but I love me some St. Pat's Day too. There is just something about it.

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