Saturday, March 17, 2012

Irish Eyes are Smilin'


Long ago, it a not
so far away land,
my hometown was
painted green.
Literally.
A green stripe painted
down the center of Maddy street,
large shamrocks painted on the
stoop of every business.


It took years
for this Irish Lassie
to realize who these
fine little leprechauns were
and to this day,
she has kept mum.
One never knows how close a leprechaun
may be.

One thing I do know,
is they are full of surprises.
So today, especially,
May Irish Eyes Be Smilin' Upon Ye!

My Dad's favorite singer
was Bing Crosby.
Of course, he loved
"When Irish Eyes Are Smilin'"
but his ultimate favorite was this classic...



My Dad, bless his heart,
couldn't carry a tune.
But what I wouldn't give to hear
him singing along with Bing today.

I've got my green on,
how about you?








21 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sweet memories, Jill :-)

P.S. - I can't carry a tune either!

Rohrerbot said...

Happy St. Patty's day! That is favorite tune....and I'm not even Irish:) Hope you enjoy today and do something special:)

Becky said...

No I dont have mine on.I said in my blog my husband who was Irish and his mother too,I hope they arent looking down at me today lol.Oh we had many lovely times on this day.My girls went to a private school and we had so many fun times with them too.My husbands grandmother lived with them growing up and sang many Irish tunes.

Happy St. Paddy's day to you Jill!

Eva Ason said...

Great post Jill, Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.
Not having my green's on [hehe]

Eva

Lynne said...

Great post Jill . . . I really like the post card like graphics!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Happy St. Patrick's day Jill! Hope you have a great day.

xo,
Danielle

Julie Marie said...

What a tender post Jill... yes, I have my green on... love those songs and Bing as well... Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!... xoxo Julie Marie

TexWisGirl said...

now that's the kind of mischief i like.

Paula said...

Hope you're having a happy day with your green on.

Charade said...

I'm Irish, too - but only for today, when we're all supposed to be Irish, yes? Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, Jill.

Gloria Hood said...

We all got our green on! Happy day to you!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my goodness my father also loved to sing this song I would also give a pot of gold to hear it one more time.
Thanks for sharing
A Very happy St paddy's Day to you

Jen..The Butterfly Effect said...

Happy St.Pat's day to you Jill! xxoo

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Ms Jill.
It has been so lovely here the peeps have been gone most of the day.
When Mom they left Mom was sporting a emerald green blouse and shamrock earrings....Dad even got into the spirit with a green t-shirt.

Lovely lovely song...
Hugs Madi and Mom

Ellie said...

My dad's family came from Ireland - so I have a wee bit of it in me to.
Bing Crosby was a great singer and that is a classic song.
Sweet memories for you.
Happy St. Patrick's day to you too.

Debbie said...

jill....i wore white today!! shameful....i know, but my green shirt shrunk in the closet over the winter!! what's up with that??

Maple Lane said...

I loved reading about your Dad. That's such a great old video.

Nancy said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Jill. I'm an Irish wannabe. :) I love your sentimental post today. Lovely and a sweet tribute to you Da. :) (Bing Crosby -- love him.)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What great memories!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!*´¨)

PS: I didn't wear green today and I don't think anyone noticed! :-)

Donna said...

Danny Boy reminds me of the movie with John Wayne in it where he played an Irishman who came home after a boxing match. Always reminds me of my daddy, too!

Blessings,
Donna

snowwhite said...

It is a great custome to have green on for St. Patrick's Day. I have read about him and shamrocks.
Danny Boy is my favorite too. What a beautiful melody it has!
keiko