Irish Madness

Today was St. Patrick’s Day and also March Madness has just begun. This makes my mind wander in several different directions.

Corned Beef, Cabbage, St. Patrick's Day, Dublin, CaliforniaI am first thinking of traditional food to eat on St. Patrick’s Day. I did have corned beef for lunch at work today, but it was not as nice as this. This was a wonderful meal I had with friends a couple years ago. See Irish Heritage II

Absalom Leeper, Mount Pleasant Iowa, Preacher, Christian Church, Pioneer Preacher, Mad as a Hatter - Hat Maker - Trenton, Iowa, Scotch-Irish, IrishThinking of March Madness along with Irish Heritage, makes me think of my 4th Great-Grandfather Absalom Leeper.

Absalom had an interesting job. He was a hatter. Do you know where the saying Mad as a Hatter came from? Click on the link to find out.

My 7th Great-Grandfather James Leeper came to Pennsylvania in the early 1700’s from County Down in Ireland.

Shamrocks, Dublin, California, Green ShamrocksSpeaking of March Madness and the NCAA Tournament, Notre Dame made it to the dance and won in the first round.

It has been a pretty tame tournament so far with only six upsets in the first rounds. Not much madness yet.

Raindrops on St. Patrick Rose, Yellow Rose, Green RoseIt is a little bit early for my St. Patrick rose bush to start blooming, but here is a nice picture of one of the blooms.

I do have a bloom opening on my Mister Lincoln rose bush. You may see pictures of it soon. Maybe it will be open by the first day of spring which is coming very quickly.

Do you have Irish ancestry?




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1 Response to Irish Madness

  1. No Irish ancestry that I know of! Just Amish Mennonite ancestry!

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