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Top o' tha Mornin to ya!

Posted By: HavinFun

Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 02:06 PM

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 02:14 PM

Irish Laughter, Irish Eye's, Irish Hillside's, Irish Skies. Irish Legend's, Irish Lace, Irish Skamrocks Every Place !

Erin Go Braugh !!!!
Posted By: CrackerLarry

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 02:40 PM

Irish whiskey!

If yall want to see a couple hundred thousand drunk fools standing out in 40 degree rain, come on down to Savannah today :-)
Posted By: dbdoberman

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 02:47 PM

laugh Larry

Happy St. Patty's Day to those with ties to the green, for all the rest of us, we can enjoy the party! Everyone is Irish today!

May peace come to Ireland in my lifetime.
Posted By: NYgal

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 02:53 PM

Look at those feet wink
Oh, I need something green, will this work laugh
Posted By: dbdoberman

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 02:59 PM

never saw anyone dye that area before eek


YIKES! GOTTA SCOOT! Everyone enjoy the day
Posted By: NYgal

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 03:02 PM

I may need to WHACK that db too..... laugh
Posted By: knowell

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 04:20 PM

Green Beer!!! :p
Posted By: Wyoming Carla

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 04:23 PM

db....was that you in the front row with Lords of the Dance wit da tights on? Hmmm...there's a visual! Got the corned beef in the crock pot...NYG, ya got any GREEN bean salad left? laugh wink
Posted By: Hon

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 04:25 PM

Careful knowell...Green Beer makes Green Pees. A little bit freaky if you're not ready for it! eek

Hon
Posted By: Denny Shane

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 07:16 PM

Slainte'
Posted By: dogmatic prevaricator

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 07:23 PM

Schlemile, Schlemozzle, Hausenfeffer Incorporated
Posted By: Gela

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 07:45 PM

What's green and stays out on the lawn all night?
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Patti O'Furniture

laugh
Posted By: RobertE

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 09:21 PM

Gela - I was gonna say me after too many belikins
Posted By: Wyoming Carla

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 09:35 PM

RobertE....or would that be you after drinking da bitters Teenah brought you????? eek eek
Posted By: Sir Isaac Newton

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/17/05 10:47 PM

St. Patrick's Day Card From Belize
James F. Cavanaugh - Clann Chief Herald

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St. Patrick's Day in Belize

In our small country coddled in the ancient Maya world, where the most common names are Mes, Mai, Coc, Cocom, Uk, Panti, Con, Chun, Saqi, Moh and Chuc, you wouldn't imagine that St. Patrick's Day would be a big thing. But we have a sizeable group of Irish volunteers who work teaching skills and educational subjects to Belizeans, and many others, like Brendan O'Donohue, Paddy Behan, Brian O'Brien, Father Murphy, and your's truly, are permanent residents here.

And there is a great residue of Irish presence in the Belizeans themselves. I went fishing a couple of weeks ago with two Maroon lads named McCoon (McKuen?), and Cabnah (Kavanagh), bought shrimp for a Mestizo Edilberto Duffy, and had dinner at a cafe owned by two Kreoles, Eamon Magintire (McIntyre) and Carlos McKensy. Our dark brown waitress with grey eyes was Naomi Finkheimer, whose mother was a Mary Murphy. And do they celebrate St Paddys Day? You better believe it.

As an explanation, a Maroon is a descendant from an African Jamaican group of slaves who revolted against the English in Belize City about 1820 and hid in the coastal swamps at Gales Point, to the south. Some got their Irish names in Jamaica from Irish and African slave ancestors, but others from Irish adventurers in Belize. The Garifuna are one of the few cultures who preserve their Arawak, Bantu, Carib, Irish and French mixed-heritage, a real mish-mash strongly spiced with voodoo. Irish slaves escaping from Barbados ended landed on St. Vincent, a Black Carib stronghold and mixed with the population. The English forcibly rounded up several thousands of them on St. Vincent in 1765 and abandoned them on Roatan island off Honduras to starve to death, but they were resourceful, got help from Honduras and moved to the mainland, then up to Belize. Mestizos are a Maya cross with hispanic, English or Irish, and are our biggest population group. A Kreole is an African cross with anybody they can't remember.

So our St. Paddys Day as a different flavour. We even have an Englishman, Bob Jones with a indelible Cockney accent, in San Ignacio who serves green beer on the 17th at Evas, his cafe. He swears there is NOT ONE DROP OF HEATHEN IRISH BLOOD IN HIM. Such a pity, but we can tell that he wishes there was.

We wont have a parade, but we will get together at Brendan O'Donohue's for a few pints and a bit of talk, with a huge gold-green-white Irish flag flapping overhead from his antenna. We will even invite Bob Jones, but he wont come. But anybody with an Irish name, or an Irish claim is more than welcome.


Have a wonderful March 17th, and send us a kind thought here in our little hidden paradise, tucked away under the wing of the Yucatan Maya Gods, one whose name is Chuculcan (really!)

- James F.

Ever looked in the Belize City section of the Belize Phone Directory for some good ole' Irish names?
Posted By: NYgal

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/18/05 03:45 AM

How cool SIN smile

Passing the green bean casserole to Carla laugh
Posted By: seashell

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/18/05 11:38 AM

"When Irish eyes are smilin', sure tis like a morn in spring . . .

When Irish eyes . . ."

Sure glad my soundchip is not working.

db, how're those dogs of yours?
Posted By: NYgal

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/20/05 04:02 PM

Schlemile, Schlemozzle, Hausenfeffer Incorporated

This made me chuckle out loud on St. Patti O'Furniture's day... soooooooooo... I had to find it even if it meant someone else losing sleep laugh
Thanks someone else wink

L & S thank you too.. :rolleyes:
Posted By: dbdoberman

Re: Top o' tha Mornin to ya! - 03/20/05 04:29 PM

wink
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