Happy St Patrick’s Day

When I  was a child,  every year  in March  a  box  would  arrive  at  our  family  home in London. It  was always  the same  size  and it  was wrapped in  brown paper  and  it was addressed  to Dad! Every year I was fascinated by  it. I soon learned  that it  contained  a beautiful  green  leaf. The  Shamrock  and it  had traveled to our house  all the way  from Ireland.

Although  we were all born  in London  and our  mother  was English  born in Oxford, the  Shamrock’s arrival  every  year  was a big  deal.

We were  all given a  small spray  of  the  green leaves  which  we all wore  with pride. So Dad  would  go off to  work at 5am with his  Shamrock at  his lapel, we all followed  at  different  times  to school  or  work depending on  what  stage  of life  you  picture  us  at. I remember  we all wore it with  pride .

I went  to a  catholic  convent  as  did  two of  my  older  sisters.  I remember  St Patrick’s  day  was special  at  school  too,  because  we had  lessons  until  12.30pm  then  after  lunch  break  there  were net ball matches  to watch  followed  by  entertainment  in the school hall. Plays, Irish dancing, stories  and songs  all with  an Irish  theme!

 

I am grateful  that I have  happy  memories  of  my childhood , I have  sad, bad  memories too. Being  bullied  at  school  by  my piers and teachers not least! But I have happy  memories  too and I feel blessed for  that  and  for my  parents, my  happy  home  and  my  brothers  and sisters  who I love  dearly  and I believe  they  love  me too!

I have made  lots of  amazing  friends  here on wordpress   so I am sending  you all these  blessings  and prayers . I want to  thank  you all for your support  and say HAPPY  SAINT PATRICK’S DAY to  you all . OH! Geoff at  TanGental who is recovering  from an operation ..get  well Geoff!  Too each  and everyone of  you  consider  this  my  personal message  to you all!!

Right  now  how  to end  this  very  Irish  and  rambling  post………….. awe!  well  you know, make  guess  go on , go on.

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