Thursday, March 17, 2011


Z: (Mouth drops open when Angelica arrives in the office dressed in green with a sparkling green hat and a green face. But that isn't what promotes his drool, it's the box of Irish Potatoes.) YUM!
A: This isn't for you, it's for the doggies.
Z: (Disappointment mars his complexion) They can't have all that sugar!
A: It only looks like Irish Potatoes, it's really doggie treats.
Z: Woof...woof...any human treats?
A: Why, of course, m'bud, I have the real ones, too! And cupcakes...and we're having Irish stew for lunch.
Z: You made it?
A: Heck no! You're taking me to the Bit of Ireland Pub for lunch.
Z: So what else is new.
A: Treats for Champagne Books readers, Irish sayings and quotes and blessings, oh my!

May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whiskey,
but be afflicted with itching without the benefit of scratching

I drink to your health when I'm with you,
I drink to your health when I'm alone,
I drink to your health so often,
I'm starting to worry about my own

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
Or remember what is best forgotten.

St. Patrick was a gentleman, who thru strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland, Here's a toasting his health
But not too many lest you lose yourself and then
You forget the good St. Patrick and see those snakes again

Here's to our wives and girlfriends:
May they never meet!

May you have no frost on your Spuds,
No worms on your cabbage.
May your goat give plenty of milk.
If you inherit a donkey, may she be in foal.
Don't walk in front of me I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me I may not lead.
Walk beside me And just be my friend.

There are many good reasons for drinking,
One has just entered my head,
If a man doesn't drink when he's living,
How the hell can he drink when he's dead?

May you be in heaven 1/2 hour before the devil knows you're dead.

May you be rich in blessings, poor in misfortune,
Slow to make enemies, quick to make friends.
But rich or poor, slow or quick,
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

These were just a few of the many wonderful sayings and blessings we have found. We hoped you enjoyed them, and that on this St. Patrick's day whether you're Irish or not, may your world be an emerald isle bloosoming with your heart's desires.


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Angelica Hart and Zi
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  1. Lovely post, Ang and Zi - happy St Patrick's Day. As a Scot with Irish ancestry grandparents, I love all things Celtic!

  2. Happy St. Patricks Day to you too Angelica and Zi! I'm not Irish but I do celebrate the holiday- I'm wearing my green and my corned beef is in the crockpot with the potatoes now...planning on having Baileys for dessert:)

  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm off to get the corned beef, potatoes, & cabbage to make a feast! Mr. Jameson will be present this evening as well...


  4. Hey Rosemary,

    One of us has just the barest drop of Irish in our blones, but we both adore anything Celtic as well. For Ang, she has a dream of visiting all the castles in Ireland, England, and Scotland.

  5. Hey, hey, Maria, we decided to invite ourselves for dinner! Well, at least cyberly. We're just doing the Irish deserts at our individual homes, and, one of us has the Bailey ready and waiting...then again, we don't need a holiday in order to enjoy it!

  6. Good for you Jude! What fun. Isn't it amazing how the world look just a bit brighter with a bit of green.

  7. Great post and I hope you had a nice St. Patrick's Day!

  8. Oops, sorry we missed your comment. Thank you so much for reading, and we hope you also had a fabulous March. Can you believe it is April 1 already?