Monday, March 10, 2014

Jolly Green

Since it's almost St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to pass on to you an Irish saying.

Wishing you always....
walls for the wind,
a roof for the rain
and tea beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you,
and all that your heart may desire.

We were married by an Irish Catholic Priest, and as a gift, he gave us four Irish coffee glasses.  They have never broken after 33 years, and they will always remind me of our jolly, dear Irish friend.

My kids are part Irish on their father's side.  What about you have any Irish heritage?



syros2js said...

I've always enjoyed reading and learning about St. Patrick's Day, since it's not common in Greece...
Nice blog-post, Sherry!
Kisses, my friend!

Sola Scriptura said...

How thoughtful of him to give you those Irish coffee glasses. What a sweet memento to remember your special day!

Susie said...

Sheri,My siblings and I are part Irish and part American I like to say we are the O' Paches. :):) Honestly though we are a heck of a lot of southern hillbilly. I love your sweet glasses. Hope you are haing agreat day, xoxo,Susie

Things and Thoughts said...

Lovely Sheri!I have never been to Ireland but this country is in my wish list since a very long time!Irish are such a special people!
Best things to you!

Joyce Olson said...

Oh I love reading this and that you were married by an Irish Priest.
Such a wonderful and rich background for your children to hold on to!
These Irish coffee glasses are one of a kind and family treasures.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Love the poem Sheri… No Irish blood on my side, just Italian. Your little statue is very cute holding a shamrock, and what a nice gift your priest had given you!
Happy Monday,

It's me said...

Beautiful glases Sheri !!! Dutch blood from me x!

Saesa Canta said...

Non credo di avere qualche origine irlandese...Ma trovo sia un posto affascinante....bellini i bicchieri e mi piace molto il trifoglio verde....
un abbraccio

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

I don't, but one of my favorite authors is Marian Keyes, who is Irish, and her books have made me fall in love with this country. Happy St Patrick's Day! (The glasses are so beautiful!)

Vintage Jane said...

Lovely post. No Irish on my side (we're Scots), but we discovered there's some Irish blood on my husband's side a few generations back.

Merlesworld said...

No Irish as far as I know but there could be a bit in there somewhere.

Mary Timmers said...

Sheri, I have no Irish, but I wish I did--they're so spunky. I love the coffee glasses--and the fact that they've survived 33! years. I also love the color of the shamrock. Looks like tourmaline to me. Have a great week!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Yes, Irish on my Fathers side and Scottish on my Mothers.
Lovely post and thanks for sharing - yes, we will soon need to get our green out to wear on the 17th.
Happy week


Love your Irish coffee glasses. And that pretty green shamrock. I am Irish on my father's side of the family, as well as Welsh.

Purple Flowers said...

I really like those Irish coffee glasses. No Irish here except for my first name. In my bloodline, all you will find is Italian. :)
Have a great week!

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥♥♥ riitta

Antee Gurung said...

ur words are alway so beautiful AND lovey thoughts...

loved it

btw do check out my new post
stay in touch

Barbara said...

I love Ireland & Irish coffee, but no Irish blood running through my veins. I'm a 50/50 kind of girl, half Dutch and half Asian.


Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

My dear Sheri, thank you for visiting me and your lovely thoughtful comments. You are a sweetheart! 🌹🌹
Thank you for adding me to your side bar. I really appreciate that. I love to blog and share a piece of my humble life here in OZ. But sometimes my very busy job takes a lot of my time, the reason I can't post as many as I wanted to. I've noticed you don't change the picture on your header and I like it coz its unique with red rose sitting on the vintage luggage. When I see it, I know its your blog and that is your trademark. I will check out Kim's blog.
And oh I'm impressed with how much you've looked after those Irish coffee glasses. You are amazing! 👍

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I don't have a drop of Irish blood in me (but you never know, with my ties to Spain!) but I love THE MUSIC, the language and the people. Oh Sheri, happy day! Love to you my friend, Anita

Purple Flowers said...

Hi Sheri: The flowers on my last post are a few from last year's garden. The small Victorian house I was lucky enough to find on the net.
Have a great day!

Miky said...

dear friend, I would really like to visit ireland I think it's beautiful

Kristie Franklin said...

Hi Sheri,

I think there is a bit of Irish on my dad's side of the family. My grandmother, on my dad's side had some Irish. I remember her brother and some of her cousins had the red hair and fair complexions.

My great, great grandparents on my dad's side and my mom's family came from Germany. There is also Swiss, a bit of the Irish and some nordic ancestry too. Quite a mixed bag! LOL. I guess that is why all of my brothers and sisters had pure white hair and fair complexions. Although, I had more red in my complexion and therefore did not burn when I was out in the sun like some of my siblings.

Patricia said...

Dear Sheri, I Love that sparkly shamrock! Would you be surprised if I told you we were also married by an Irish Catholic priest? Thought not :-)
Happy St Patricks Day to you, my friend. xxx

Imogen said...

This is such a sweet post. I love your glasses and it is amazing to have such a memory attached to them. I have my green outfit planned out for Monday at work. I don't have eany Irish heritage although my mum is from the UK and I do have an irish surname.

Nely said...

Dear Sheri,
your post are so beautiful with Irish touch,love the poem,thanks so much for sharing!
Many hugs dear friend!

Kitty M said...

Well coming from Liverpool orginally I have lots of Irish heritage!

I am also called Keri and have red hair so no disguising it either!

Also on my husband's side - my married name is Gray and his grandmother is Irish. Love my Irish heritage but my father in law drives us nuts playing Irish folk music ALL the time :-)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

My great grandmother and grandfather immigrated from county Galway, Ireland. I traveled to Ireland in 1995 to visit their birthplaces.
We have always embraced our Irish heritage.

Your Irish coffee mugs are delicate and beautiful. How lovely it is that the priest who married you is also a friend.

The priest that married Mr D and I almost 41 years ago is no longer a priest. We casually joke about it and wonder if we are still married.
withLove! said...

Yes, its nearly st. Patricks day for the Irish.
What lovely glasses you recieved as a gift.
I too was married by an irish priest.

My mother was Irish.
so we have Irish blood in us.
wishing you a good day.
and " all the luck in the world" as the Irish would say.
happy days Sheri.
val xxx

Mona said...

No Irish as far as I know....
Those coffee cups are beautiful and such a precious memory attached to them...
Love, Mona

Palomasea said...

I'm not's possible... :)
I love this post, dear Sheri...and love learning the culture of Ireland and its people...oh and that gorgeous landscape!
What beautiful keepsakes from you wedding!

Happy Irish Blessings,
- Irina :)