“Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!”Irish Greeting
In spite of the horrors going on in the world, when the sun shines, we still acknowledge the joy in our own day as we pray and hope for better days ahead for others suffering around the world.
You all must really love to cook. Thank you for sharing your great recipes and times with family and friends. Last week’s topic had 168 views, 55 likes, and 74 comments. I had such a wonderful time reading your posts.
- KEEP IT ALIVE
- LADY LEE MANILA
- LADY SIGHS
- LIGHT RIGHT LIFE
- LOVING LIFE
- NEW 2 WRITING (WRITE PHOTO)
- PICTURE RETIREMENT
- POETRY, IF NOTHING ELSE
- RAMBLINGS OF A RARING WRITER
- SECOND WIND LEISURE (SUNDAY STILLS) Making Memories
- SECOND WIND LEISURE (SUNDAY STILLS) Green
- THIS, THAT, AND THE OTHER THING
- WIND KISSES
IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #WQWWC
This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote. If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post, not my page. I don’t see links to my page.
Why the World Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick was born in the 5th century in a Britain that was under occupation by the Romans and was kidnapped at the age of 16 and sent to Ireland as a slave.The Scottsman
During his period of enslavement, he spent his time as a shepherd lonely and afraid. During that time he turned to religion for comfort. Following his 200-mile escape to freedom, he spent a rigorous fifteen years in religious training.
As an educator, I found it remarkable that he integrated bits of Irish culture to teach them about Christianity. As writers, we can appreciate the value of his diaries. Only one other religious diarist was credited with recording more of their inmost thoughts than St. Patrick.
“The moral and spiritual greatness of the man shines through every stumbling sentence of his ‘rustic’ Latin.”D.A. Binchy, the most austerely critical of Patrician (i.e., of Patrick) scholars
The date of the holiday marks the conflicted anniversary of his death recorded in different historical documents as being anywhere from 460-492, according to three sources I found. Since the first parade with 27 Irish immigrants in Boston celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in 1737, parades and green have come to represent pride in all things green and Irish. It became a public holiday in the United States in 1900.
Green, the Easy Topic. Head Over to Terri’s Sunday Stills
“St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate our green heritage. The ancestry of Ireland. It is a day to celebrate what it means to be Irish and of Irish descent.”Anthony T. Hicks
Terri has great quotes and photos for “green” and she’s not “jaded” about sharing them. So I’ll focus on the Luck of the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day with my quotes. See my list of inspiring challenges at the end of the post.
“May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.”Irish Blessing
How do you top that? Our worst days are so memorable and without something to remind us of the good times, we tend to let them slide by unnoticed. That is why I think taking stock at the end of the week or month is not bragging or complaining. It’s simply remembering the good times.
What was your best day so far this year? Maybe check out your photos or your wrap-up posts for answers to that question. Here are some of the challenges that help me identify my good days for the week or month.
- NATALIE’S COFFEE SHARE – EACH FRIDAY
- WOTY – WORD OF THE YEAR
- THE CHANGING SEASONS
- MONTHLY PHOTO CHALLENGE
- LAST ON THE CARD
Celebrating the Best of Last Week
We had a busy time this past week with friends from California who came to visit us. We discovered some new shops, murals, and library services in downtown Prescott. If I had $1,800, I’d love to start my art collection with these two items from Van Gough’s Ear Fine Art Gallery.
The jade green background is compliments of Canva. The photos are taken with permission from the store owner with my iPhone 12s to post for Cell Pic Sunday
We learned that every 4th Friday the Galleries of Prescott have an Art Walk with wine and goodies starting at 5:00 pm and ending at 8:00 pm. If you live in the area, you can check out the events at https://www.ArtThe4th.com.
Another Prescott Highlight
Another part of our “best day” that happened this week was being part of a magic show in Courthouse Square. Monica and I were enjoying the Courthouse Square ambiance. Suddenly, it seemed a crowd assembled around a man and his son who had started juggling and interacting with some small children and their parents.
The main performer spotted Monica and me standing away from the center of the action. Chatting constantly, he walked over to us, took off our sunglasses, and invited us to follow them. When we got to the spot he wanted us to stand, he held the sunglasses at just the right level and asked us to walk into them. We did and he proceeded with his show.
When he got to the part where he needed to choose additional helpers, one little girl hid behind her mom when he chose her. Not daunted, he picked a young mother whose son cried when she handed him to his father to hold. Finally, he found a young woman who had no children. He asked the woman to bring him Monica’s purse.
As soon as he had the purse in hand, he ran off, up the stairs of the Courthouse. (Not a wise move for a thief.)
“How else can we make any money?” he asked his audience. He got a burst of laughter.
No worries for those of you who were sure Monica would be missing her passport to go back to the distant country of California. He came back to astound us all by pulling his missing red handkerchief out of Monica’s purse.
“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”Irish Blessing
March Green Delights
“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time—a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”Adrienne Cook
Most of the pictures in this slide show were cropped to make them closer and better pictures.
Challenges Inspiring WQW Today
- Cell Pic Sunday – Most photos taken with an iPhone and altered in Bridge
- FOTD wild flowers in March
- LAPC – Closer Zooming in and cropping to make better pictures
- Sunday Stills – all things GREEN
Now it’s your turn.
Share something green that tickles your love of Irish. Thanks so much for stopping by and having fun with quotes.