Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello, Dear Friends, and Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Although my Grandmother was Scottish, my Grandfather was 
Irish and from County Cork. 
My Mr.'s Grandfather was from County Cork, too! 

I feel a real kinship with my Gaelic ancestors
and my dream is to visit the 'homeland' some day. 

Until then, I must be content with sharing some of 
my favorite Irish Proverbs with some vintage St. Patrick's Day greetings. 
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

'May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,
the foresight to know where you are going, 
and the insight to know when you have gone too far.'

'Always remember that hindsight is the best
insight to foresight.'

'Say a little and say it well.'

'Where the tongue slips it speaks the truth.'

'A man's got to do what a man's got to do.
Women must do what he can't.'

'The work praises the man.'

'Do not resent growing old. 
Many are denied the privilege.'

'Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.'

'The light heart lives long.'

'Better to be a man of character than a man of means.'

'Better to be fortunate than rich.'

'God's help is nearer than the door.'

'If God sends you down a stony path,
may he give you strong shoes.'

'Perseverance is the Mother of good luck.'

'Need teaches a plan.'

'A friend's eye is a good mirror.'

'However long the day, the evening will come.'


May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face, 
The rain fall upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the 
Palm of His hand. 



  1. Happy St Patrick's Day, Karen! Such sweet words and postcards! I don't know if I have an Irish in me but my husband does. I cooked corned beef, potatoes, and carrots for dinner! xo

  2. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I've always thought this was a wonderful heritage. So nice that you have a bit of Irish in you. My children's Grandmother was part Irish, so they share this wonderful heritage with the rest of you. Have a lovely day, and I always try to wear green on this day, but this year it's been raining and didn't have a green sweater. : ) Thank you for sharing all the Irish quotes today.


  3. Karen, Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too. When I put out this week's post I didn't even wish all a happy day. I truly don't know where my head is at nowadays and I can brag of Irish heritage too from my Dad's side of the family. My grandmother's name was Kelly..Stay well..xxoJudy

  4. Lovely post, Karen! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! xo

  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Karen! I love the vintage charm of these postcards. I hope that you are keeping well and safe.

  6. I love each and every one of your vintage images! Big smiles with all that green! I hope your St. Patrick's Day was great fun. And very green!

  7. They have such great quotes and I love the vintage images!
    Hope you get over there some day, we lived in England for 4 years and I never got up there :(

  8. A happy late St Patrick's Day, Karen! Love all the vintage images.
    Life sure has changed here now.

    Stay well

    Hugs Diane

  9. hola, seguro que tuviste un buen dis de sant patrick

  10. I hope you had a happy St. Patrick's Day.
    I do like the vintage postcards, a lovely selection here.
    Keep well and keep safe.

    All the best Jan

  11. Amazing vintage cards collection and adorable quotes!Thanks for sharing,made me smile!


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