HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of the leprechauns of the blog from the Turley Clan. It is a beautiful St. Patty’s Day in McLean, Virginia and the leprechauns came to bring treats and tricks to the Turley house this morning.

IMG_7197IMG_7198The leprehauns left three-leaf clovers for a treasure hunt that led to a horn of plenty of Irish cookies and fresh green donuts. They also left our traditional dollar coins hanging from a tree in green felt pouches for each of the kids in the backyard. They even put a bowtie on Luna.

 

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Tonight we will be feasting on corned beef and cabbage and toasting my late Irish father, Jack Turley.

Best wishes to the Turley clan in Ireland, particularly in the counties Armaugh and Down. We are thinking of visiting Ireland this summer so we may soon be able to visit the little Leprechaun darlings on their home turf!

And to everyone . . . Erin go Bragh!!!

30 thoughts on “HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!!

  1. I’ve seen many “Drunk Lives Matter” green t-shirts today. PC is being fought coast to coast!

    • Nick, that’s hilarious. Reminds of the t-shirts from the 80s – “DAMM – Drunks Against Mad Mothers”

  2. Happy St. Pats day everyone. Damn, does Professor Turley’s dog look cute or what with his bow tie! One of my fav Irish singers is Sally Oldfield – well known in Europe – over here not so much. She has a great voice:

  3. Oh, and here is another one, an American song, by Irish singers:

    And also a sad one, but I love the way she phrases the words on this one. There is a live version on youtube, but this one sounds better to me.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  4. Well, this thread needs music, sooo here is one:

    If you watch it on youtube, be sure to read the history of this song in the “more” section.”

    And this one is great, too. I like this version better than the Celtic Thunder one:

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • I thought this blog was about civil liberties, policy, and other wacky items?

      This is as personal as it gets… I don’t care about Turley’s lineage.

    • And here’s to my great-grandmother, Anne Lynch of County Armagh, and to the estimated 50,000 Irish illegal aliens in the United States, but remember the terrorist bombings of the IRA that Mr. Trump seems to forget about while using Muslims as his scapegoat:

      May your glass be ever full.
      May the roof over your head be always strong.
      And may you be in heaven
      half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.

      Here’s to me, and here’s to you,
      And here’s to love and laughter-
      I’ll be true as long as you,
      And not one moment after.

      Here’s to you and yours
      And to mine and ours.
      And if mine and ours
      Ever come across to you and yours,
      I hope you and yours will do
      As much for mine and ours
      As mine and ours have done
      For you and yours!

      Health and life to you;
      The mate of your choice to you;
      Land without rent to you,
      And death in Eirinn.

      Here’s a toast to your enemies’ enemies!

      When we drink, we get drunk.
      When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
      When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
      When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
      So, let’s all get drunk, and go to heaven!

      Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
      A quick death and an easy one.
      A pretty girl and an honest one.
      A cold beer—and another one!

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

      – Author unknown

  5. I’ll be wading through all the drunks in the Gaslamp District of San Diego to go watch the US v Puerto Rico game in the WBC Classic. It’s a damn shame Americans don’t get into this series played every 4 years. I went to a Japan v Cuba game 8 years ago in San Diego. It was a fascinating clash of cultures. Aroldis Chapman and Cespedes played for Cuba at the time. They were paupers then and millionaires now!

  6. Erin Go Bragh-less to the second group of Europeans to find the New World. In correct order.

    Scandihoovians
    Irish
    Portuguese
    Spanish who toted along with them
    Giovanni Come Lately.

  7. May the spirits of Irish legends from James Joyce, Yeats, Swift and yes, even Pat Moynihan and all the Daley Democrats from your formative Chicago years send blessings on your scholarly poet’s head, Professor Turley.

  8. I think that everyone in America should celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.
    But Not The Irish!

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