Monday, March 17, 2008

Irish Blessings

While doing my family ancestry a few years ago I discovered my mother's family had fled to Ireland from Scotland to avoid religious persecution. Once there they lived near the bogs.
Fearing further persecution they changed the family surname to Boggs.
I had always loved St. Patrick's Day and with my red hair everyone always assumed I was Irish; so I proudly accepted the identity.

A special note to my crafting/decorating friends ~ I got this little "stained glass" piece of work from my local craft store for $2.50. I think it looks great hanging in my bay window.

I just love this little leprechaun sitting and reading his gardening book. I gave him a few coins in a shamrock basket. If I could only get him to change them to gold!

I've posted this rainbow picture previously; however, today seems right for a revisit.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

"May you always walk in sunshine.

May you never want for more.

May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door."


George Townboy said...

Absolutely awesome post! Happy St. Patrick's day to you, too!

I've been looking for that Pot Of Gold for years now, obviously without any luck. But, maybe that cute rainbow will help!!

Re: ancestry. I just found out within the last month or so that my great-grandfather was born in County Cork, Ireland! The things we learn, unexpectedly. LOL

fishing guy said...

Carletta: That was a great story. I think you need to chase to the end of the rainbow to find the gold. LOL
Have a great day. I have a green golf sweatshirt on today that has St. Andrews on the front. That covers the Irish and Scottish.

gmj said...

hey, thanks for stopping by on Sky Watch Friday. My feet have finally stopped moving, then I heard your music... Tap tap tapping are my toes. I swear I will never move again!!
Have a great week. This rainbow is fantastic sky work in it's own right!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beauty story Carletta.
Happy St Patricks day to you.
May your eyes see nothing but beauty...

Rue said...

Hi Carletta :)
I did a lot of family tree research a while back and loved it. Isn't it interesting what you can find out?!

I hope you had a great St. Paddy's Day!
Rue :)

Anonymous said...

This is exactly why I started a blog, to learn something NEW about the simple things in life. Quilting patterns on barns. You can't get any simpler than that yet so creative at the same time. Love it. Thanks for coming over Carletta!!!