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Treasa

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 05.03.2009 17:23

Hey guys,

If it\'s onc thing that puts the smile on a person\'s face, it is reading this GB. Thanks Patricia and Webbie and Jim for all the shamrock info. But it\'s Webbies comments that make me smile...

I never thought I would see \'Junkets\' so eloquently protrayed and \'have to be\' done. Thanks Webbie for making us realise that all that money has to be spent in keeping with St. Patrick\'s wishes. Where are they all off to this year?? Have you any idea??? Anywhere, I suppose to get away from the mess they have left us in...

Anyway, hi everyone, we are out to dinner with friends this evening. It\'s \'French cuisine theme\' in the restaurant we are going to.

Almost feel guilty for going out to eat!!!!

Anyway, catch you all later.
Patricia





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posted: 05.03.2009 14:51

Hi, Jim. Thanks for the shamrock info, and thank you too, Webbie. Basically, to recap all that, nobody knows exactly what the true shamrock is, as St. Patrick did not record what he was using to illustrate his story. The liklihood, because of where he was located at the time, and the plant that most Irish in the late 1800s considered to be the shamrock, is that it was Trifolium repens, a small white clover. So, it does flower later in the year after St. Patrick\'s Day, and likely could have a mutation that would cause a 4 leafed shamrock.

Continued...
Patricia





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posted: 05.03.2009 14:50

Cont.

I\'m willing to go along with what the majority of the Irish say it is, and to accept the runners-up in that study as well, which were 2 other clovers and wood sorrel, which is an oxalis. The advantage of the oxalis is that it can be grown as a house plant, which is then known as a petunia shamrock (isn\'t that right, Webbie?) as they all illustrate St. Patrick\'s story, which was the point of the whole thing, anyway.

Gawd, this is an educational GB.

  
Webmaster-Comment: I totally agree. You are now getting the hang of it. Just to add a little further information on this subject, St Patrick never forgave the snakes for creating the propogation of the petuniatus seamrogius and thus he ordained that all snakes should be banished forthwith from Ireland. That is the legacy he left us. And so he also ruled that only shamrock with roots and clay detached be allowed into other countries for his feast day. To this end our members of parliament and county councillors spread far and wide throughout the world on St Patricks day to ensure that St Patricks instructions are complied with.
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 05.03.2009 12:46

Hi jack E.oh if you have a lots of black hair on your body .yes you get it ..but dont worry lots of irish are like that even my son and he is a aussie..annette injoy yor mother and daughter company its great .i had reghan and sean to day it lovely ..im ready for bed now webbie the clicks are lovely thank you ..how are you doing i hope good please god..im off to bed now god bless all love lizxx
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 05.03.2009 12:41

Hi cuz well its good to see you here again..i do hope your a lot better now..so i hope your sickness was not too bad ok .let me know ..take it easy old fella love you jim..patrica i remember the shanrock it was a tiny leaf with 3 leaves and it comes in sprigs ..a small bunch..its was like a dark green..we had it in our garden ..treasa hey friend your going to be ok .you got a angle about all the time belive me..they help us ..its in our dgs and cats..also...so val is yours ..take it easy ..love lizxxx
Annette

Location:
Germany


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posted: 05.03.2009 09:36

Good morning, everyone. I wasn\'t on here the last days as Franka is still here and keeps me busy. We have to chat so much and do some \'mother-daughter-things\' together. Now I see that I have to catch up a lot of posts since last Sunday. And I must hurry as we want to renovate our living room and will start next Saturday. I already clearded nearly all of the boards and cabinets and they will go out tomorrow, too.

Mies, I\'m just having a wild huckleberry tea with my second breakfast.

I was up very early this morning and in the morning I need a lot of coffee but can\'t eat anything. But now, after I have finished my first work, I\'m hungry as a hunter.... hmmmmmm ...this saying in German is \'hungry as a wolf\' literally translated. Who is more hungry? The hunter or the wolf? Anyway, I\'m out here. I\'ll have to raid the fridge...

John E (Jack) McCue

Location:
USA - California


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posted: 05.03.2009 09:08

Good morning all. Recently, I did a DNA report on myself. Two of my major DNA factors came from the Philippines. It may have come into my Irish family during the time the Spanish fleet sailed into Galway.
Mies

Location:
USA - Washington


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posted: 05.03.2009 07:29

Hi all...

Thanks Webbie for another wonderful Mark Westlake video...Mr. M and I watched it together before bed, which I am heading off to soon...

This is the time of year that all our floral areas in the stores have Shamrock plants for sale. I think I will pick one up and try to keep it alive with my brown thumb...

Off to bed I go...have a good one ya all...

Webbie

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 05.03.2009 07:15

Micilin

I think the prob with the video is the Mac - it won\'t play on Macs. Sorry about that.
Jim

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 05.03.2009 02:04

Patricia,

Re the Shamrock,have a look at http: //en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Shamrock (close up any spaces)

Hi all.

Jim on a quick visit. Seeya all again soon.
  
Webmaster-Comment:
Click

But.....like most everything about our little island, nothing is straight-forward.
Click 2

I guess shamrock leaves have grown steadily since my youth (90 years ago) but if we picked "shamrock" with leaves as big as what is presented nowadays as ""shamrock"" I would be told it was CLOVER then.
However, my expertise lies with the Petunia and there it must stay as the amount of misinformation in circulation about this particular flower demands my full and absolute attention.
Patricia





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posted: 05.03.2009 01:10

Kisses to you, too, Treasa. Thanks for the shamrock info. We\'ll have to get Annette on this one, too. I used to be really good at finding 4 leafed clovers when I was a child, used to bring them in and press them in the big dictionary, and when anyone went to look something up, all these 4 leafed clovers would fall out. They are supposed to be lucky.

Sounds like oxalis that your mother had. Maybe several things are called \"shamrock\" in Ireland, the ones I have seen have very tiny, light green leaves. And you never see a flower pictured or mentioned with shamrocks. It\'s always just those little green leaves. I am just curious as to what, exactly, they are.

See ya!

P

Patricia





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posted: 05.03.2009 00:52

That\'s a lovely shot in the Phillipines, Deirdre Murray, with the palm trees and the mountains. Thank you.

It was still a little chilly here last night, but we had a beautiful sunny day, and it will be up to 80F on Friday. I want to get out in my yard to do some planting, but I don\'t seem to find the time. I cut down my office hours, but I bring so much work home to do that I stay too busy. Something\'s wrong, I\'m working more than ever. I need to analyse this situation, and make some corrections.

Y\'all Take Care.

Pat

Treasa

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 05.03.2009 00:52

Hey Patricia,

Nearly knocked each other over there....

Don\'t know if the shamrock is an oxalis, but I remember when we were young, my mother always had a pot of lovely pink (hi Mar and Liz) flowers at each side of our front door which she called \'Shamrock\'. It was a wonderful shock of green and pink, but I don\'t know if was really \'flowering shamrock\' or what????

I don\'t think that REAL shamrock flowers, but I am open to correction. Catch you later Pat....

Treasa

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 05.03.2009 00:45



Patricia, I\'m afraid there are no four leaved shamrock. The shamrock is always 3 leaves. That is how St. Patrick taught the mystery of the Holy Trinity to the silly Irish people of 432 A.D. He used the shamrock as the symbol of the one God, with the Three Divine Persons... The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost.... He was a very clever man...... So sorry, no four leaved shamrock.

Mar, thanks for the lovely card, email to you soon I think.

Off to bed for me now, but this is my safe haven, and the friends here are my true friends.

So you all take care, and I will catch you all later.

Love Treasa x x x
Treasa

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 05.03.2009 00:44

Hi everyone,

Great video Mr. Westlake.... that was Ross Castle in the final scene, I think..... I have walked that road so many times....

Mike and Kate, watch out, I may turn up on your doorstep. Thanks for invite!!! Have to check out Air Lingus...

Patricia, Mies, Liz and Mick, I thank you all for your support at this time. Yes Mick, you are right, Val is my constant companion, and our walks through fields, woods and beach are so wonderful. Even when I sit weeping at the kitchen table, he comforts me, licks my face and tries to get me to follow him. Dogs are such great companions.
Patricia





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posted: 05.03.2009 00:37

And loads of kisses to you,too, Mar. Just have a good time with your sister and friend...don\'t worry, just pop in to this GB when you have time, we\'ll wait for

you.

Liz, are you talking about the clovers in Mark\'s video? Yes, I know they are not shamrocks, and we don\'t have the Irish shamrocks here, but I have seen them. They are a different family from clovers, I believe, which have a more woody and curvy stem. They are a lot like our oxalis, except the common oxalis here has much larger and darker green leaves. Oxalis is also called wood sorrel, I sent a around a picture of them underneath my oak tree not long ago.

Does anybody know if the Irish shamrock is an oxalis, and if it flowers? I\'ll bet Eamon knows.

elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 05.03.2009 00:18

Hello mar hey that sister seems to wear you out haa.thats what sisters do..i know i got a lot ..well take it easy ok .chat soon .its a lovely aurtum day here ..so nice it is ...jack said to say hello to you ..he is behaving himself ..at his age has no choice ..love lizxxx
Mar





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posted: 04.03.2009 22:34

Hi everyone, I hope you\'re all ok, I\'m having a really intense and busy week with my sister and her boyfriend here, but it\'s been a nice and funny week, only that I\'m sooo tired every night after working, swimming in the pool and after that, wandering through Barcelona with them... They leave on Saturday morning, so I hope I\'ll have the time (and the strengh) to write new and longer posts to you all this coming weekend, ok?

I\'m off to bed now, I hope you all are enjoying in your places, we\'ll talk soon again, I hope. Take care and have fun, loads of kisses to you all!
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 04.03.2009 20:38

Good morning all..miclin ah its a pity its a lovely video..yes patrica thats not shamrock its too big ..the leaves should be small..but the video its beautfull you feel like your on the road..thank you mark wstlake..love lizxxx
mick (aka micilin)

Location:
UK - England - Southeast


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posted: 04.03.2009 16:51

Yo webbie me ol\' mucker, can\'t open the cleek for some reason.
  
Webmaster-Comment: ....awwww....that is a pity......it's a .wmv file 12.5Mb. Try it at home if you are on broadband.
Patricia

Location:
USA - Florida


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posted: 04.03.2009 14:43

Mornin\'...

Me, too, Micilin. I always want to go down those roads to see what\'s around the bend.

Mark Westlake, I love that video, both the pictures and the music. Thank you. Started my morning off right!

There are four-leafed clovers. Are there 4-leafed shamrocks? Does anybody know? Just curious.

See ya later.

P

  
Webmaster-Comment:
Cleek
Mike

Location:
USA - California


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posted: 04.03.2009 14:35

goog Morning GB just a note befor school time...great cleek Mr Westerlake..looks like the road to Glendalock from Roundstone? Hi Treasa

if you get to cold come on to California lot of room here and now you have the funds for Aer Lingus will meet you at LAX Mike and Katie N California
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 04.03.2009 10:27

Hi miclin ah you will get spring soon .as for treasa i dont like march there its bitter cold..yes treasa everything will be goodnow as things are sorted out ..but the hurt will stay but remember its a mothers love ...take care .miclin haa you like walking so do i but ah not as fast thoes days //the old legs haaa off to bed now god bless had a busy day with my family..godbless love lizxxx
mick (aka micilin)

Location:
UK - England - Southeast


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posted: 04.03.2009 09:49

Whatho old beans

Treasa - Bright and sunny here, but we might be getting snow before the week\'s out.

Love the pic on 5 - I want to hike along that lane and see what\'s round the corner.

Hi-ho back to the cutting edge of local journalism.
  
Webmaster-Comment: Hi Micilin
...meander with this video from Mark Westlake and you might find where the little road leads to.
Cleek
Treasa

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 04.03.2009 08:05

Morning everyone,

Woke up this morning to a blanket of white..... Yes, the countryside is covered in SNOW.... and more expected.

Thanks everyone for your kind wishes and words of support. It was a shock, but I had to take meaning out of it. I know Ken would have approved of what we did with that money. We had a family discussion, and all agreed that it should go to a worthy cause, which it has..

Anyway, now I have so much catching up to do, that it will take me all week.

Off to work now, have to leave early as the roads are very icy, and the thought of driving down that hill does not appeal to me at all.

Take care everyone, catch you all later.