Happy St. Patrick’s Day ๐Ÿ€

My family is French Canadian three hundred and sixty four days a year, but on March seventeenth we turn Irish for the day to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – and my father’s birthday! ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽ‚

A celebration with my Dad.

My father and I were close.ย  I still feel that closeness, even twenty-nine years since his passing, especially on days like this –ย  his birthday/St. Patrick’s Day.ย ย ย  This morning, his presence was felt more than ever.

My father enjoyed any number of simple pleasures, none moreso than relaxing andย  watching good entertaining television programs.ย ย ย  His favourite ever was “The Littlest Hobo”.ย  My Dad loved that show.ย ย  With his love for dogs,ย  “The Littlest Hobo” was an obvious hit for him and the best part of his week as long as the series ran.

This morning while having my morning coffee and vaguely aware of the television running in the background, I heard this familiar tune….

Yes, one of our channels has resurrected Dad’s show and my husband Dan (๐Ÿ˜) had flipped to it in honor of my Dad’s birthday.ย 

Molly, who is not typically the least bit interested in television, was mesmerized.ย  Like my Dad, she has found her all time favourite show. ๐Ÿ’“

Anyway, that just made a brilliant start to my day so I had to share.ย ย ย 

Now to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share an old Irish blessing…

May love and laughter light you days
And warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours
Wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
With joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.
A bit of greenery for St. Patrick’s Day

Take care and have a great day! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’“

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38 thoughts on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day ๐Ÿ€

  1. Your dad was a good man, Anne Marie, God bless your family! โค๏ธ Can you speak French? I can’t. Not even the daily Spanish we hear here daily.

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  2. I enjoyed the song, I had never heard it. What Dan did was heart warming. Love the photo of Molly. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, Dan and Molly. โค

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  3. Thank you, John. I can sing a couple of French songs (or could back in the day). Although my parents both spoke a lot of French while I was growing up, my sister Lorraine and I were discouraged from pursuing it because we lived in a very English, very anti French community where it was frowned upon.

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  4. Thank you, Mags. The song was the theme music for the show – a really cute show about a little German Shepherd who would show up, save someone, change their life forever, and then head off down the highway for his next adventure. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Mags. ๐Ÿ€

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  5. You’re welcome. I have noticed that there seems to be some strong dislike from both sides regarding which language is best. Those in Quebec sure seem to dislike our English.

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  6. Thank you, Martha. Molly is a Great Pyrenees sheep dog. Not that we have sheep and I am not sure how she would fare as a livestock guardian dog. I have over a hundred ornamental elephants and she is hell bent on breaking the tusks off of every one of them.

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  7. Bear is an Akbash dog, similar job description to a Pyrenees but from Turkey and a little smaller. Bear works very hard all the time guarding me and my other dog, a mini-Aussie. ๐Ÿ˜‚ These dogs certainly have their own agendas.

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  8. Reading your post was a wonderful way to start the day ( that rhymes !).
    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, Annemarie, from this (P.) Scotch-Irish/French-Canadian who wishes his grandmother hadn’t told her kids to only speak English; what a shame. ๐Ÿฅฒ
    Paul & Betty

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  9. I did speak French when I worked at the hospital and I got aught French to kids at the convent. I canโ€™t believe I can barely understand a word of it anymore. Canโ€™t make a sentence.

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  10. Hot wings and Caesar salad and beer. Yup. Irish. Dad would approve except for the hot wings and Caesar salad.

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  11. We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Shepherd’s Pie, Soda Bread and Honey, and Irish Whiskey. My Mother’s four grandparents were all born in Ireland and my wife has a Durbin line that landed in Maine in late 1617 (Patrick) and eventually settled in Virginia. So we would feel disloyal to our roots if we did not celebrate the day.

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  12. I absolutely love this blog!!! I can see you smiling as you wrote it. Love the pic of you all and I am so glad you had just the perfect day. Molly sure is mesmerized watching his favorite show! ๐Ÿ˜ Everyone says Iโ€™m Irish however I donโ€™t have any backing to that as I am adopted. Was just recommended a place to get my heritage background. Iโ€™m exited! I didnโ€™t want to do Ancestry.com as I donโ€™t want to find any blood related family, just want my DNA. Iโ€™ll be keeping you posted! Have an awesome Sunday!!! We are about to head home.

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