Happy birthday to AAA!
bob>And especially to you Ginger! You're a blessing! Hey, it's also St Patrick's day too, I'm Irish, are you?
Ginger>Although I have a few other cultures in my DNA, I love my Irish heritage. Gannon is my maiden name and the Gannon's came from Belfast in the 1700's. I would love to visit Ireland but I'm lucky to get my husband out of Ohio.
bob>Top of the morning to ya Ginger Gannon! May the road rise up and hit you somewhere, or something like that. Mine came over just in time to be placed in the Yankee army and die in the Civil War. Some made it though, but they had to sign up before the got off the boat. We are from northern Ireland which is where the Rowe came from, I'm 50% English, 25% Irish, 25% Scottish and the other half German Shepard.
On a side note: From Franklin Graham:
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and I wonder how many of us know that his life didn’t have anything to do with leprechauns, the color green, or any of the other things that people celebrate today. The reason Patrick stands out in history is because of how he helped bring the Gospel to Ireland. Patrick wasn’t Irish. When he was a teenager in Britain, he was kidnapped by raiders and sold as a slave in Ireland. He later escaped, but after dedicating his life to serving God, he returned to Ireland to serve as a missionary to the very people who had enslaved him. At the time, Ireland was full of violence, war, and human sacrifice, and many Christians didn’t think the Irish were worth saving. Patrick didn’t agree, and he gave his life to telling the people of Ireland the Good News that Jesus Christ took our sins to the cross and died in our place. It was dangerous work, and he once said, “Daily I expect to be murdered or betrayed or reduced to slavery if the occasion arises, but I fear nothing, because of the promises of heaven.” I thank God for Patrick’s bold witness, and for the impact that he had. Let’s share his story of faith and courage today.
bob>Great to know! Thanks