Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



A part of me is Irish, and I'm proud to celebrate my heritage today. As a small child, my mother always made certain that I wore some green on this special day.  Join in the fun of the Green day whether or not you've any Irish blood to brag about.



Pinching is a relatively new thing; we did not do this when I was a youngster. I understand it's totally an American invention; the Irish tsk their tongues at us!

I recently discovered that Danny Boy was written by an Englishman!

If you're looking for some fantastic music to go along with the celebration, click below. See if you can hold still while you listen. I sure can't!



I hope that you have a corned beef and cabbage dinner tonight!


46 comments:

Patti VZ said...

Great music and such talent! WOW!

Judith said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, love Judith

Anonymous said...

Happy Saint Patricks Day to you Sally! You mentioned the pinching-- my great grandmother that was Scotish Irish would tell her grandcildren that we are protestant Irish we were to wear orange on St. Patricks Day. It always got you pinched unless you wore green with it. Should have known the pinching was American. :o)
And we have Reuben Casserole -- Covers both Corn beef and cabbage!
Karyl(Carol)

Darlene said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Sally!

Sweetie said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I do have Irish blood. My 4th g-grandparents came from Donegal County, Ireland. Now I have to watch and listen to the Irish music AGAIN. And - I can't keep still.
Sweetie

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you. Humm I'm 65 and we have been piching all my life, My Daddy was Irish and he said they pinched when he was little, but it could be an American thing.
My Mom's Dad was Scotish-Irish.

♥ Kathy said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Sally! Loved the funny...I'm a big Dr. Seuss fan too :D

Olive Rue said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Dixie said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day miss sally! looks like we were thinking the same things this morning...

I just posted a beautiful Celtic Woman song on my "So, God..." blog... drop by and listen... I think you'll love it.

hugs. Dixie

Knitty said...

Thanks for the YouTube clip. I love Andre Rieu and that is such a happy tune.
Do you know who the other fiddler is?

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear One! Top 'o the mornin' to ye! Not too long ago I found out part of my heritage is Irish too - my grandad name Cushing/Cushen.

I love the song Danny Boy. Have you heard "He Looked Beyond My Faults" - words by Dottie Rambo and sung to the tune of Danny Boy? It's beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;0

Elizabeth said...

Top o' the Mornin' to ya, Sally! Have a fun day!

Raggedy Girl said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day
from the Raggedy Girl/Roberta Anne

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sally, Love that Irish music!!! I'm sure there will be ALOT of celebrating around today... I love to watch those Irish celebrations. They know how to do it, don't they????

We're wearing our green... Certainly don't want to get pinched today.

Happy St. Patty's Day!
Hugs,
Betsy

Shimmy Mom said...

Happy St. Patty's to you Sally.
Hope your day is great!
*hugs*

The Quintessential Magpie said...

English??? I always heard it was a Scot. As a matter of fact, I heard the story on "As The World Turns" when one of the Stewarts sang "Danny Boy" to his son Dan. LOL!

Whoever, whatever, it's a lovely tune, and no one sings it better than an Irish tenor and no one plays it better than James Galway!

Love to ye, Sally girl, and a Happy Saint Paddy's Day, too!

Erin go braugh...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The blog of MBW said...

Hello! thank you for stopping by and for the comment on my post. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too. :-)

The Bliss Journey said...

I have a wee bit of Irish in me. Happy St.Patrick's Day.
Kathleen

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Happy St Paddy's Day !!
Diane

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Happy St Patrick's Day! ~ Susan

kbbryant said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you, Sally. I always hated that pinching thing when I was young. Strange custon isn't it? I also have to admit I have not yet learned to like corned beef, but I plan to have a fine day anyway.

Kathy b

April said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too, Sally! Beautiful music!

Charlotte said...

It was hard to stay seated but I managed to do it. LOL
I love Irish music and I love Andre Rieu. I also really enjoy watching the Irish tap dancers.
Happy St. Patricks Day.
Charlotte

Clif said...

Great music. Corned beef and cabbage? Probably not! I don't guess having a polish dog with sauerkraut at Costco for lunch would count. Nah! That wouldn't do it!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Happy St. Pat's Day, Sally!

Love the cartoon and the video☺

Treasia said...

Aw my wee little lassie have a wonderful St. Paddy's day as well. I just danced a little irish gig around my dining room table.

Neas Nuttiness said...

I sure wish I was having corned beef and cabbage for dinner! Alas, a hearty Irish meal will have to wait, but it is in my future!

salmagundi said...

Happy St. Pat's Day! Blessings to you!! Sally

~♥~ Monica S said...

That white haired man Looks irish as well... hehe funnY!
LOVELY music.. like "riverdance"

the Irish sure know how to have fun!

Monica

debbie said...

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY SALLY,
LOVED YOUR POST AND THE MUSIC
I'M SOME IRISH.....MY GRANDPARENTS WERE 1/2 IRISH AND 1/2 GERMAN
MY MOTHER IS 1/4 CHEROKEE...SHE TANS BEAUTIFULLY....I AM VERY FAIR SKINNED...I BURN, PEEL AND FRECKLE.....but I DON'T HAVE TO WEAR GREEN BECAUSE I HAVE GREEN EYES
I'M 53 AND AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER HERE IN OKLAHOMA IT HAS BEEN A PINCHING THING IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE GREEN ON
BLESSINGS
debbie

artis1111 said...

I love corned beef and cabbage!! YUM!!! Kathy

Charli and me said...

Good afternoon Sally, I love the music! I had never heard of the pinching thing either. We did have many superstitions like don't step on a crack. I hope you have a lovely day. It's always a pleasure coming here. Happy Saint Patrick's Day ♥

jeanne said...

Top O the day to you Sally. My dad was Irish. I love the music, thank you so much. We are having corned beef and cabbage with my sister. Mmmmmm, and I don't have to cook. Love your post today. BTW, thank you for your comment about wanting to meet me. I would love to meet you too. Maybe someday.

Hugs...Jeanne

Jannie Funster said...

I'm of 100 percent Canadian Irish descent.

Long live Ireland!

And have a happy day today. And every day.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Cute Cartoon! LOL! Happy St. Pat's Day to you! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Cathy said...

Loved the video, Sally ~ my feet started tapping immediately!

Judi said...

Happy St. Patricks Day Sally
I loved the cute cartoon.
Hope you are having a great day and you find your 4 leaf clover!
Judi

Brenda said...

My corned beef is simmering as I write this! I'm currently reading Kristin Armstrong's book and enjoying it. Happy Saint Patty's Day. :)

Ruthie said...

Happy Day - good music.
Smiles.

Susan B said...

Happy St Patrick's Day to you!! I also have a bit of Irish hertiage, by way of my paternal grandmother. I think I'm going to get out my dvd of "The Quiet Man" my all time favorite Irish movie! (And all time favorite movie!)I loved the wonderful music!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

JudyBug said...

Cute cartoon and great post. Sorry, I just can't do corned beef and cabbage. My mother used to fix it and it was one of the few things I didn't "do". Love a reuben sandwich tho!

Judy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Cute cartoon Sally. All I am having is leftovers !

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Nope, couldn't sit still. Started tapping my feet right off the bat! I enjoyed that. Thanks. laurie

RobinfromCA said...

What a great video! No sitting still here! And we did have corned beef and cabbage yesterday! Yum!

Have a great day!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Killlashandra said...

Great comic! :) And yep, I remembered to wear green yesterday too.