May you always have work for your hands to do.May your pockets hold always a coin or two.May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.May the hand of a friend always be near you.And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
An Irish Blessing from Irish Barbie. Everyone is Irish today. I grew up feeling a little confused as to what exactly I was.....I'm Scotch-Irish and Pennsylvainia Dutch. Basically, Scottish German. From what my father had told me in the past and all of my Kirkpatrick relatives, there was a huge Scott community in Ireland of which we are from. And in case you never heard of Pennsylvania Dutch...German. My grandmother's relatives came from Ireland and the other side is from Germany and both settled in Pottsville Penn.
No matter what your heritage I am certain that it's traditions and memories flow through our blood. I am convinced of this for whenever I hear Celtic music I get goosebumps, I am always drawn to Irish and Scottish events and even took Irish dance for a few years. It's music captivating . There is so much emotion that I feel when I listen to this music. I love Irish stories as well. And of course the accent of Scottland is my favorite of all.
I play almost nothing but Celtic, classical and Gospel music in my home. It is music that inspires me. Takes me home, even to a home I've never been to. I believe that our Heritage is like a living part of us, and not to compare us to little doggies, but I know there are certain instincts that are bred into every purebred, no matter how many generations pass-- it lives on. I think we have that as well, and to me I like to think of my ancestors giving me a great big lassie hug whenever I get goosebumps from hearing a soul-searching irish melody.
Now my tummy is full of Corned beef (lots of mustard) and cabbage. It's off to bed and maybe the little leprechaun that has stolen my comments from my blog will put them back. Sorry if I haven't written any of you back. I have a little oops someplace that I haven't figured out yet.