Tuesday, March 17, 2009

~~HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY






BLUE NOT GREEN IS THE COLOR ORIGINALLY ASSOCIATED WITH ST. PATRICK.






"ST. PATRICK'S BLUE" IS USED ON IRELAND'S PRESIDENTIAL STANDARD OR FLAG,






WHILE THE IRISH GUARDS SPORT A PLUME OF ST. PATRICK'S BLUE IN THEIR






BEARSKINS. THE EMPHASIS ON GREEN IS THOUGHT TO BE LINKED TO






"WEARING THE GREEN", A SYMBOL FROM THE 18TH CENTURY ON, OF SYMPATHY






WITH IRISH INDEPENDENCE.









ST. PATRICK IS PATRON OF FISHERMEN IN THE LOIRE, WHERE A LEGEND






ASSOCIATES HIM WITH A BLACKTHORN BUSH. THE SAINT IS SAID TO HAVE






SLEPT BENEATH IT, AND WHEN HE AWOKE THE NEXT DAY, CHRISTMAS, THE






BUSH FLOWERED, AND WAS SAID TO HAVE CONTINUED TO DO SO EVERY






CHRISTMAS UNTIL ITS DESTRUCTION DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.









IT IS ALSO SAID THAT ST. PATRICK'S FAMILY WAS WEALTHY.






AT THE AGE OF 16 HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND PLACED ALL ALONE IN A FIELD






TO WATCH SHEEP AND THAT IS WHEN HE BECAME A DEVOUT CHRISTIAN. IN






THE TIMES THAT HE WAS AFRAID HE TALKED TO GOD. IT IS SAID THAT HE






HEARD THE VOICE OF GOD WHEN IT WAS TIME TO LEAVE THE FIELDS.



I READ 4 DIFFERENT STORIES AND THEY EACH HAD A DIFFERENT WAY TO


TELL THE STORY BUT THEY "ALL" SAY THAT IS WAS ST. PATRICK THAT RID


IRELAND OF ALL THE SNAKES.





THE FIRST ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE TOOK PLACE IN 1737 IN BOSTON,




FOLLOWED IN 1782 BY NEW YORK.




GEORGE WASHINGTON ALLOWED HIS SOLDIERS A HOLIDAY ON MARCH 17, 1780




AS "AN ACT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE IRISH IN THEIR FIGHT FOR




INDEPENDENCE."









SOME CAUSE HAPPINESS WHEREVER THEY GO; OTHERS WHENEVER THEY GO
~~~~OSCAR WILDE
A NATION REVEALS ITSELF NOT ONLY BY THE MEN IT PRODUCES BUT ALSO BY
THE MEN IT HONORS, THE MEN IT REMEMBERS
~~~~~JOHN F. KENNEDY
SOME MEN SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE AND ASK WHY. OTHERS DREAM THINGS
THAT NEVER WERE AND ASK WHY NOT.
~~~~~G. B. SHAW




IRISH SODA BREAD GETS ITS NAME AND DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER FROM THE





USE OF BAKING SODA INSTEAD OF YEAST AS THE LEAVENING AGENT















ADOPT A PINCH: JEFFERY













FAMOUS IRISH WRITERS:








JAMES JOYCE......... GEORGE BERNARD SHAW............ SAMUEL BECKETT

WILLIAM BULTER YEATS.......... OSCAR WILDE.......... ELIZABETH BOWEN














FOUR PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES ARE NAMED SHAMROCK:








MOUNT GAY-SHAMROCK, W. VA.









SHAMROCK, TEXAS










SHAMROCK, OKLAHOMA CENSUS 125 PEOPLE








SHAMROCK LAKES, IND.


ADOPT A PINCH.....JETHRO






MAY THE ROAD RISE UP TO MEET YOU




MAY THE WIND ALWAYS BE AT YOUR BACK




MAY THE SUN SHINE 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




~~~~~~OLD IRISH PROVERB







THANK YOU, EVERY ONE FOR SPENDING ALITTLE TIME WITH ME TODAY.

























PLEASE PRAY FOR KIM, AT DEAR DAISY COTTAGE, AS HER MOTHER'S HUSBAND DAN



PASSED AWAY. PLEASE DROP BY AND TELL HER SHE IS LOVED...I DON'T KNOW WHY



I WOULD TELL YOU THAT AS SHE IS LOVED BY EVERYBODY. THIS IS A DIFFICULT



TIME FOR THEM. DAN HAD SUFFERED A MASSIVE STROKE A FEW DAYS AGO AND



GOD RELEASED HIM TO GO HOME






























LOTS OF PEOPLE ON THE PRAYER LIST:










MY BELOVED AMY...WE GO TO TALK WITH DR. MEDINA TOMORROW TO SEE IF


THE PET SCAN REVEALS NEW "ACTIVITY" IN HER NECK......I AM JUST GOING TO


BE TRUTHFUL.....ALL OF US ARE A LITTLE AGITATED TODAY....AFTER I POST THIS


I JUST HAVE TO PRAY AND SPEND TIME AT JESUS' FEET.










LEAH-HAVING OUT PATIENT SURGERY TODAY....THIS IS AMY'S BEST FRIEND AND





SHE IS THERE WITH LEAH'S HUSBAND AND PARENTS IN THE WAITING ROOM




BECKY-TO FEEL COMFORT AND THE PAIN BE GONE




RACHEL-PERSONAL....LOVE YOU RACHEL




BARBARA AND ROY-HIS MOTHER IS GRAVELY ILL




ROY-CANCER



DEENA-CONTINUED STRENGTH TO HER BODY



EVERY ONE WHO NEEDS A JOB...LEAH I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND



JENNIFER AND LADY KATHERINE



JENNIFER AND DAVID-BEING TRANSFERED TO GERMANY



SUZANNE-WILL GET HER GRANT TO START A NEW BUSINESS



KOLEEN-MISS YOU VERY MUCH...I HOPE YOU COME BACK TO BLOGGING
















ADOPT A PINCH: JESSY





ANOTHER STORY FOR THE SYMBOL OF THE SNAKE:




IT HAS LONG BEEN RECOUNTED THAT, DURING HIS MISSION IN IRELAND




ST. PATRICK ONCE STOOD ON A HILLTOP (WHICH IS NOW CALLED CROAGH




PATRICK), AND WITH ONLY A WOODEN STAFF BY HIS SIDE, BANISHED ALL




THE SNAKES FROM IRELAND.






IN FACT, THE ISLAND NATION WAS NEVER HOME TO ANY SNAKES. THE




"BANISHING OF THE SNAKES" WAS REALLY A METAPHOR FOR THE ERADICATION




OF PAGAN IDEOLOGY FROM IRELAND AND THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY.




WITHIN TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF PATRICK'S ARRIVAL, IRELAND WAS




COMPLETELY CHRISTIANIZED.











HE WILL COVER YOU WITH HIS FEATHERS, AND UNDER HIS WINGS YOU WILL FIND





REFUGE; HIS FAITHFULNESS WILL BE YOUR SHIELD AND RAMPART.




~~~~~PSALMS 91:4














ADOPT A PINCH: CLARENCE




BLESSINGS

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debbie

7 comments:

  1. 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

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  2. Thank you for your kind comment and good wishes for Lily's return. It is so very much appreciated!

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  3. Great post Debbie..Happy St. Day to you dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

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  4. Hey Debbie,
    I prayed with everyone on your prayer list today.
    AWESOME post! I enjoyed it so much!
    holykisses!
    Lea
    PINCHPINCH

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  5. Happy St Paddy's day you had a lot of information to share.... thank you... prayers are with everyone on your list.

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  6. Debbie, I have had Amy on my mind since her last Dr's visit, and I have been praying for her, and will continue to do so. I have just said a prayer for all on your prayer list. I enjoyed learning so much about St. Patrick. Thank you. laurie

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