Saturday, March 17, 2007
Happy St. Patty's Day!!
Why Celebrate Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day ?
Saint Patrick's Day has come to be associated with all things Irish, including luck, rainbows, leprechauns, shamrocks, and anything green or gold. It is celebrated by those who merely want an excuse for excessive partying and for those of faith who use St. Patrick's Day as a traditional day for spiritual renewal and prayer.
It is believed that we celebrate this day on March 17th to celebrate the day of St. Patrick’s death. As the Irish immigrated throughout the world, they took their history, beliefs and traditions with them – especially the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Although he was born nearly 1600 years ago, his presence is still felt today around the world.
Now for some humor... O'Reilly's Driving:
O'Reilly, the famous Irishman, is driving home after downing a few too many at the pub. He turns a corner and, much to his horror, sees a tree in the middle of the road.
He swerves to avoid it. Almost too late, he realizes there is yet another tree directly in his path. He swerves again and is terrified to discover that his drive home has turned into a slalom course of trees!
He veers from side to side to avoid all the trees.
Minutes later he hears the sound of a police siren. He brings his car to a stop. The officer approaches O'Reilly's car and asks what on earth he was doing. Shaking, O'Reilly tells the story of trees everywhere in the road.
"Oh for the love of me Saint Joseph! O'Reilly, that's yer air freshener!"
And this one I couldn't resist...Croaking:
Little Jacob O'Toole ran up and hugged his grandpappy, Old Seamus O'Toole, and asked, "Grandpa, can you croak like a frog?"
"Begorrah!" exclaimed grandpappy Seamus, "I sure can, ribbitt-ribbitt-ribbit!"
Little Jacob started cheering wildly and hugged his grandpappy and thanked him over and over.
"Goodness child, why in heaven's name is this such a big deal."
"Cuz mommy said that as soon as Grandpa croaks we're going to Disneyland!"
Now go out today, and have some yummy Corned Beef and Cabbage, with some green beer, but be safe!!! Happy St. Patty's Day!!
P.S. Stay tuned, today's my nail appointment day and green will be the color for the next 3 weeks!!