I am half Italian and half Irish, so dressing me up in traditional Irish get-ups for St. Patrick's day was always a fun grown-up pastime in my house. My step-dad is also Irish, and the following blessing hangs in my mother's home:
Ample food and sturdy drink,
A clean pillow for your head,
And my you be forty years
B'fore the Devil knows you're dead.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all my friends and family - wishing you the luck of the Irish now and always.
|Dress from Ireland - 1976|
|Irish Temper and Italian Attitude = one Sassy 3-year old|
|My maiden name (revealed on shamrock) is Gibbons. Later we learned my father's family name was "McGibbon" before they immigrated|