I am joining Ms. Jenny and the Alphabe Thursday gang for some fun with the letter I! My hubby has roots on his father's side of the phamily in Ireland. His great grandfather came from Ulster Providence. It is a glorious and very green country:
Ireland is the one country where my phamily would like to travel. We know a few natives so it makes it easier to plan for a dream vacation.
When I think of Ireland I always am reminded of my dear friend Bea and her trip to Ireland in 1983. I was a new employee at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and she was embarking on the trip of a lifetime. I was going to hold the fort down with Ginny our manager. Goodness, such terrific memories. Working with honest, ethical, hard working ladies who had kindness and respect for each other. Co workers like that are very rare in today's world!
This castle is quite beautiful. I love all the green around it along with the bright blue sky and water. It looks heavenly. I am hopeful we will travel there some day.
There are two things I would like to bring home from a trip . Waterford crystal is one of them:
Some pretty flutes or
On the rocks glasses or
A compote bowl! Sigh
I would love to have a Cable Knit sweater from Ireland too! Many years ago there was a shop in Manitou Springs, Colorado called The Leprechaun Shoppe . My sister Mary and I spent many hours browsing in the little shoppe and we often used their wonderful lay-a-way plan they had. Two of the sweetest ladies ran the shoppe and they were so kind and dignified and treated all their customers with the utmost respect and gave incredible customer service. My sis and I use to buy all their music boxes and when I moved in 2001 those beautiful music boxes disappeared. So sad because I can never replace them.
I hope Jenny and Mr. Jenny can visit those grand littles in Ireland soon. Please stop by for a visit today.