Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Top O' the Morning from the Wee Ski

...wishing you the happiest of St. Patrick's Day!

He learned some interesting facts about today and wanted to share them:
  • There are close to 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every one lucky four-leaf clover
  • Legend says that each leaf of the 4-leaf clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.
  • The shamrock is the traditional symbol because St. Patrick used it to explain the connection between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
  • There is a cool story here about St. Patrick.
  • Today is the feast day of St. Patrick of Ireland. It is believed he died 1548 years ago, today. At age 16, he was captured and sold into slavery to a sheep farmer. He escaped when he was 22 and spent the next 12 years in a monastery. In his 30s he returned to Ireland as a missionary. He died at Saul in 461 AD and is buried at Downpatrick.
  • The original Guinness Brewery in Dublin has a 9,000 year lease.
  • On any given day 5.5 million pints of Guinness, the famous Irish stout, are consumed around the world.
  • On St. Patrick's Day, that number more than doubles to 13 million pints.
  • For the record, Thomas is not allowed to drink Guinness.

We're off to find leprechauns in the tree fields!


KCina said...

He's not allowed to drink Guiness YET...just give him 20.8 years.... ;-)

Happy St. Patrick's Day you guys!
~ Kathy

Jenn & Noah said...

haha! too cute! =)

Anonymous said...

He is sooo cute. I love this pic. Happy St. Paddys day to the 3 of you.

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