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March 17, 2013

A Little Luck o’the Irish

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green carnations
My very own leprechaun brought me these green carnations! The leprechaun’s name is actually Meghan and one of the clubs at school was selling them on Friday. She purchased them with the intention of passing them out to friends, then changed her mind and decided to surprise her mom with them.
Thank you Sweetie!
green carnations 2
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! :mrgreen:


  1. Happy St. Pat’s Day!

    Comment by Kate — March 17, 2013 @ 10:38 am | Reply

  2. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Karma! What a thoughtful daughter you have. I tend not to think much about St. Paddy’s day in general. But would wear green if I left the house. Which hasn’t happened. πŸ™‚ P.S. Are you the tiniest bit Irish? I am the tiniest bit.

    Comment by Kathy — March 17, 2013 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

    • That was a nice thing to do wasn’t it? Yes we are a bit Irish here. One of my great-grandmothers was born in Ireland and came to this country sometime around the turn of the 20th century through Ellis Island. I know there is more Irish ancestry in the family, but I’m not sure which generation. Between both my parents, I’m about 50% Irish.

      Comment by Karma — March 17, 2013 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

  3. What a sweet daughter you have.

    Comment by sybil — March 17, 2013 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

    • She is a sweetie – I often don’t give her enough credit for her thoughtfulness.

      Comment by Karma — March 17, 2013 @ 7:34 pm | Reply

  4. How sweet! I never saw the green carnations before, and I don’t know much about St. Patrick’s day. Is there a good story you can elaborate more about? Thank you!

    Comment by sonali — March 17, 2013 @ 11:48 pm | Reply

    • Hi Sonali. The carnations are actually white ones that have been dyed green with food coloring. The stems are snipped and green coloring is put in water, and the flowers soak up the color. I don’t know much about St. Patrick’s Day’s origins, but I do know he was the patron saint of Ireland and legend has it that he drove the snakes out of the country and that is why he is celebrated. There is a large population in this country with Irish heritage, so the day is celebrated with parades, and green clothing, and just about anything else that can be colored green!

      Comment by Karma — March 18, 2013 @ 8:48 pm | Reply

      • Drove the snakes out of the country? Wow! I hope somebody does the same in India too. I do not like the reptile. Thank you for sharing the information. So kind of you πŸ™‚

        Comment by sonali — March 19, 2013 @ 10:33 am

  5. Green carnations… I had never seen them before either. Sweet Meghan. I am Irish at heart after having lived there for several years. So, I sewed a little something in green for me.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — March 18, 2013 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

    • Green carnations – a trick of food coloring, but often seen in this country for St. Patrick’s Day. It was very sweet of Meghan, I agree. I’ve heard that there are actually more Americans with Irish heritage than there are Irish people in Ireland!

      Comment by Karma — March 18, 2013 @ 8:49 pm | Reply

  6. How lovely (both the flowers and Meghan!). πŸ™‚

    Comment by Robin — March 18, 2013 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

  7. Aww, how sweet of her! β™₯
    I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day the proper way….with a Guinness! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by TheDailyClick — March 22, 2013 @ 11:28 am | Reply

    • Thanks Michaela, it was sweet. I had an “Irish Car Bomb” – Guinness with 1/2 a shot each of Jameson’s and Bailey’s dropped into it!

      Comment by Karma — March 22, 2013 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

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