Top of the Morning!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Her parents immigrated from Ireland in the early 1900s. My husband’s grandfather and great-aunt lived with them for awhile when he was growing up.
The majority of my mother-in-law’s grandchildren have Irish first names.
When my oldest daughter was younger, she took Irish Dancing for many years! Many hours of embroidery sewing went into the costumes, along with traveling to participate in the competitive Feis and St. Patrick’s Day parades.Did you know that Savannah, Georgia holds one of the largest Irish parades in the United States?
When the touring company of Riverdance was in Boston, we took the girls to see it at the Wang Theater. Riverdance was really something you had to experience in person to appreciate!
Irish Celtic music is still my favorite, and I have many CD’s that my daughters grew up listening to. Once you hear the haunting lyrics and cadence, you’ll be a convert!
Some of my favorites:
- The Celts ~ Enya
- Celtic Voices Women of Song ~ Mary McLaughlin, Connie Dover, Maireid Sullivan, Emma Christian
- Celtic Spirit ~ Narada Collection Series (Includes Connie Dover & more)
- If Ever I Return ~ Connie Dover
- Celtic Christmas ~ A Windham Hill Sampler
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!