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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

No new crafts today, just wishing all those wonderful crafters out there a very HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!!♫♫♫ Sure and I love the Irish Music and the Irish dancing, the Chieftans, all Irish singers and traditional songs!  I am half Irish, my father was Irish and born in 1907, one of 7 children in an Irish Catholic household.  He named me after the county Kerry in Ireland but wanted the spelling to be unique, Kerrie.  In later years I see that spelling has become very popular even among movie stars.  One of his sisters was very adept at sewing and canning. Another served in the armed forces.  Another sister became a nun.  My father had wanted to be a doctor and I thought at times he knew as much as one! A brother and sister died early in life ony 20 and 33. Another brother was a business owner and my father was a shoe worker most of his life.  I loved the stories my Dad told of the older folks, the songs he taught me and my brothers and sisters to sing and the liveliness of the Irish jig.  He had me take violin lessons when I was 11 through 15 yrs. and I became first violinist int he H.S. orchestra.  I still can fiddle a good Irish Tune and remember the words to Irish Washerwoman!

"Have ye ever been into an Irishman's shanty
where vittles are free and the whiskey is handy
a three-legged stool and a table to match
And a hole in the floor for the chickens to
  scratch!" ♫

Keep my feet from dancing!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kerrie! Oh my gosh, I have always wanted to learn to play a violin( or "fiddle"), and Irish Washerwoman is one of-if not my FAVORITE Irish tune! My grandfather's grandfather came from Ireland (County Cork), if I understand it right. He was an Irish cop in Boston! Regardless of what any other blood might run through my veins, my grandfather taught me to be most proud of being Irish!!.. So proud I AM! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! ~tina


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