Thursday, March 17, 2011


SHE WOULD BE 112, if my Mother were still living. I'm wearing one of her gold shamrock necklaces today in her memory, for even beyond St. Patrick, we honored my mom on March 17. From a photograph, Christopher painted this likeness of her. 

The Manor decorates up a storm on each and every holiday and some events in between. Today is no exception. Bells of Ireland decorate each dining table.  I always wanted to grow those in my garden, without any success, so it's a delight to see them here.

Today, everyone is Irish, even Victor, who hails from Romania.

Tomorrow he'll go back to his Armenian heritage.

"Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don't want to press your luck."  
                                                            ~Author Unknown


  1. Love that last quotation! Happy St Patrick's day to you as well. Love Christopher's painting of your mother!

  2. Thanks once more for giving me a heart felt smile!!!
    T.O. Joanne

  3. Joanne wrote: "Just read your posting from yesterday. Thank you so much for all of your insights and sharing so much with us."

  4. I celebrated St Urho's Day the day before St Patrick's Day.

  5. Lilian wrote: "I second that, your writing is to be admired (wish I could find words like you jane). Lots of green balloons, big hats and I had a coffee and whisky at the college (irish coffee). cheers"