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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.jpg

St 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!

 

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27 responses to “Happy St Patrick’s Day

  1. Kinley Westie

    March 17, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

     
  2. easyweimaraner

    March 17, 2017 at 3:05 am

    I ate some grass… hope that counts for wearing green… from the inside :o) Happy St. Paddy’s day!!!

     
    • Piglove

      March 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Oh brother! Now that is hilarious!! I’m sure that has to count for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. speedyrabbit

    March 17, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Happy St Patrick’s Day Bacon….hehehe my pub is open again for the new season….are you coming?xx Speedy

     
    • Piglove

      March 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

      I’m so sorry my sweet friend. St Patrick’s Day and this weekend was interesting to say the least. Mom/dad spent a lot of time at the vet’s office with Houdini. Houdini wasn’t feeling well – mom knew really fast when he refused to eat breakfast. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • speedyrabbit

        March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm

        Oh I hope the little tyke is okay now,xx Speedy

         
      • Piglove

        March 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

        MUCH better now. He’s been chasing me throughout the Hotel Thompson trying to play. That kid is full of energy. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • speedyrabbit

        March 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm

        That’s great to hear Bacon,xx Speedy

         
  4. onespoiledcat

    March 17, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Happy Saint Pat’s Day to everyone at the Hotel Thompson!

    Love, Angel Sammy O’Kimmell and Teddy too!

     
    • Piglove

      March 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Thanks cousin! Can you believe none of us wore green on St Patrick’s Day? We spent the day at the vet’s office with Houdini. Shaking my head. The little guy had a sinus infection. Unbelievable. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. CarolMaeWY

    March 17, 2017 at 7:40 am

    HaPpY Sy. Patrick’s Day Bacon and family. ☘️Hope to see photos of you and your Daddy wearing the green for St. Paddy. ☘️

     
    • Piglove

      March 20, 2017 at 10:57 am

      aaww thanks my sweet friend. Unfortunately we didn’t get to do any great celebrating. Houdini got sick and mom/dad spent Friday/Saturday at the vet’s office with him. Houdini is fine now but is one allergy meds. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. katsrus

    March 17, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Happy St Patrick’s Day.
    Sue B

     
  7. Jovina Coughlin

    March 17, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Happy St Patrick’s Day.

     
  8. Sheila Englehart

    March 17, 2017 at 8:58 am

    A long way from the Irish being slaves. The only paying jobs they could get were grave diggers and cops.

     
    • Piglove

      March 20, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Can you imagine the times?! XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. Amy

    March 17, 2017 at 10:10 am

    After telling me that we really should be wearing orange for this Catholic holiday my boss, the church pastor, related to me the story of St Patrick’s death. Quite gory. I told her to go away.

     
    • Piglove

      March 20, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Amen to that. Let’s keep it light and fun.. Shivers to mergatroid. Mom told me the story too. XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. Ladybuggz

    March 17, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I live with a true Irish man, Patrick…he says this day is all his! lol….so he thinks! 😉

     
    • Piglove

      March 20, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. I know he took full advantage of his day. Tell me I’m right. Snorts and oinks. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Ladybuggz

        March 20, 2017 at 3:27 pm

        Oh so right! lol. 😉

         
  11. Skyler Braveheart

    March 17, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Your public demands a photo of you in your green vest !

     
    • Piglove

      March 20, 2017 at 11:47 am

      aaww it almost happened. But someone – looks at Houdini – got sick and mom/dad spent time going back/forth from the vet with him for two days. Sickness just doesn’t abide by the holidays around these parts for some reason. XOXO – Bacon

       
  12. Tails Around the Ranch

    March 17, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Great trivia! On this day, EVERYONE is Irish! Here’s our Irish greeting for everyone in at Hotel Thompson:
    May the leprechauns be near you,
    To spread luck along your way.
    And may all the Irish angels,
    Smile upon you St. Patrick’s Day.☘️

     
    • Piglove

      March 20, 2017 at 11:47 am

      aaww what a beautiful greeting. Thanks my dear friend. I appreciate that so very much!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  13. The Canadian Cats

    March 17, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Happy St. Patricks Day my fellow chums.

    Shoko

     
    • Piglove

      March 20, 2017 at 11:49 am

      You too sweet friends!! May the luck of the Irish be with you ❤ XOXO – Bacon

       

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