Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Julia Shannon!

In honor both of St. Patrick's Day, as well as other significant events taking place today, I delve into the history of the name, Julia Shannon. Julia is an Irish name which translates to "softhaired" or "youthful."

Shannon is an Irish name, both meaning "wise one" and representing the River Shannon - Ireland's longest river:
According to Irish legend, Rowan trees once dropped their bright red berries into a sparkling well full of salmon. Fish that gulped the fruit would gain red spots and great wisdom, and men labored to catch and eat these "fish of knowledge." But women were barred from catching the salmon. One day, however, a brave rebel name Sionan caught and ate one of the wise fish. The next moment, a great flood burst from the well forever carrying her westward to the sea. So did Ireland's longest waterway, the River Shannon, earn her name.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, Julia Shannon, and to everyone reading PTF on this fine day.

May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.

May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows you're dead.

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.

May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up.

May God grant you many years to live, for sure he must be knowing, the earth has angels all too few and heaven is overflowing.

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.

And may all of you be as Blessed as I am on this day!

Beannachtam na Feile Padraig! (Happy St. Patrick's Day!)

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