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Happy St Patrick’s Day

17 Mar

You don’t *have* to be Irish to enjoy this day – happy St Patrick’s Day!

Make sure you are wearing something green or you may get pinched… then again you might like getting pinched – snort LOL. I think daddy has his lucky green Irish shirt out to wear today and mom is wearing her green Irish socks. I think they are safe. I think they need to put my green vest on so I can be festive as well. Perhaps mom will get camera happy and take a picture for later on for every one.

I’ve got some St Patrick day facts for you – how many did you know?

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, although he was born in Britain, around 385AD. His parents Calpurnius and Conchessa were Roman citizens living in either Scotland or Wales, according to different versions of his story.

Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick’s use of the shamrock. Did you know that mom and dad have been to restaurants on this date where the sweet tea is green! Shocking huh? But the bigger shocker is that the actual color of St Patrick’s Day is blue. Green became associated with St Patrick’s Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals and also by people to encourage their crops to grow.

Popular Irish toats on St Patrick’s Day include, “May the roof above us never fall and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”

20130216-212048.jpgSt Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in America in Boston, Massachusetts in 1737.

In Chicago on St Patrick’s Day, the rivers are dyed green.

In Seattle on St Patrick’s Day, there is a ceremony where a green stripe is painted down the roads.

Savannah, Georgia is the second biggest parade party for St Patricks day. Savannah holds a special place in my heart as well as my parents. Did you know that mom and dad adopted me from a little town about 80 miles from Savannah called Broxton. Small world huh?

Lucky Charms, a favorite cereal for young and old, was created in 1963 with it’s popular mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun. Do you remember the tune?

Hearts, Stars and Horseshoes – Clover and Blue Moons – Pots of gold and rainbows – And the red balloon. That’s the luck of me lucky charms! Their magically delicious!

20140217-042725And of course, no posting would be complete without me attaching a silly picture of my dad.  What can I say?  Dad is such a great person to play along with my silliness of the holiday.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day my friends from all of us here at the Hotel Thompson ❤

 
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23 responses to “Happy St Patrick’s Day

  1. easyweimaraner

    03/17/2016 at 1:50 pm

    I like the motto on your dad’s tie… and I hope I will get more green things than 1 (in words O.N.E) piece of green popcorn today… imagine that… I should pinch her, right? Happy St. Paddy’s Day to the Hotel Thompson Eat & Drink and be super happy!

     
    • Piglove

      03/17/2016 at 2:50 pm

      One piece brother – no she didn’t! You gotta have more green than that. One? Really? Yes I think pinching should be on the table for that. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. katsrus

    03/17/2016 at 1:50 pm

    Happy St Patrick’s Day Bacon.
    Sue B

     
    • Piglove

      03/17/2016 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks sweet friend – you too! XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. The Swiss Cats

    03/17/2016 at 4:29 pm

    Happy St Patrick’s Day ! Purrs

     
    • Piglove

      03/17/2016 at 4:42 pm

      Back atcha my sweet dear friends. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. databbiesotrouttowne

    03/17/2016 at 4:40 pm

    guys…happee st patz day N heerz two a wee pint and heftee trout ❤️❤️❤️

     
  5. hailey and Zaphod

    03/17/2016 at 5:23 pm

    Lady has got on her lucky me socks and a green sweater. May the luck of the Irish be with you today and always!

     
    • Piglove

      03/18/2016 at 9:03 am

      aaw thanks my friends. Hope you had a blast of a great day as well. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. The Canadian Cats

    03/17/2016 at 6:16 pm

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day my dude friend. Mom and dad are going to put something green on their pizza for supper.

    Shoko

     
    • Piglove

      03/18/2016 at 9:10 am

      oohh basil sounds awesome 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. CarolMaeWY

    03/17/2016 at 6:52 pm

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day Bacon and friends at Hotel Thompson! 🍀🍀🍀

     
    • Piglove

      03/18/2016 at 9:10 am

      Thanks sweets – back atcha! XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. The Island Cats

    03/17/2016 at 7:39 pm

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

     
    • Piglove

      03/18/2016 at 9:10 am

      You too sweet friends. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. gentlestitches

    03/18/2016 at 12:31 am

    happy st Pat’s day to you all, to be sure! 😀

     
  10. speedyrabbit

    03/18/2016 at 2:41 am

    Happy St Pats to you all,xx Speedy

     
  11. angelswhisper2011

    03/18/2016 at 5:11 am

    Hope you had a great day, Bacon and (furr)family 🙂 ❤

     
    • Piglove

      03/18/2016 at 9:14 am

      Thanks my sweets! It was a blast! XOXO – Bacon

       
  12. lexitheschnauzer

    03/18/2016 at 10:08 am

    Mom was too busy having fun celebrating with Dad last night to send our wishes, so, one day late, happy St. Patty’s Day, Bacon!

     
    • Piglove

      03/18/2016 at 12:03 pm

      No problems my friends. My mom/dad did a little bit of celebrating as well – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  13. dorysbackyard

    03/18/2016 at 11:26 am

    We hope you had an excellent St. Patrick’s Day, Bacon!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

     
    • Piglove

      03/18/2016 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks my friends. I hope ya’ll did as well. XOXO – Bacon

       

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