Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Posted Mar 17 2013, 12:47 am in , , , ,

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As I wish you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, I’m posting a photo of the shamrock plant in my yard. I received it several years ago as a hostess gift when we hosted a chili party one cold winter in Florida. Well, of course, cold doesn’t last long in Florida, and I planted it out in my yard. It has survived the cold, the hot, the wet and the dry. It’s a lovely little plant that reminds me of our family’s Irish heritage. You can read about it in my blog from last year. You can see last year’s St. Patrick’s Day post here.

When I was a kid, I always wore green on St. Patrick’s Day because if you didn’t someone would pinch you. It was a silly game. Do you have any Irish traditions?

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4 responses to “Happy St. Patrick’s Day”

  1. Joye says:

    I got pinched also as a kid. I am not Irish but I usually wear something green on that day.
    I read where in every 10 sq feet of clover there is at least 1 4-leaf clover. The trick is to find it.

    • Joye, so glad you commented. It was always a big game to go around pinching people on St. Patrick’s Day when I was a kid. 🙂 Also when I was young, we had lots of clover in our lawn, but I never found any 4-leaf clovers. I must not have been looking very well.

  2. Lisa Temple says:

    Love your Shamrock plant! I don’t remember much about St Pat day as a kid… As an adult I have to wear orange… my kids will not let me wear green since we are not Catholic… lol

    • I’m not Catholic either, but we’ve always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day because my husband and I both have Irish ancestors and our younger daughter is married to a young man whose parents were married in Dublin, Ireland.

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