Wednesday, March 11, 2015

7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Blog Crawl~

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Now Bloggers dear, I’m sure you’ve heard
St. Patrick’s Day is near
So welcome to this Irish Crawl
It’s in its 7th year!
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Lots of GREEN will flood your screen
Please get up and do a jig
Be you Italian, French, or German
Or as IRISH as Paddy’s Pig!
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From Kansas to Ohio
And Kerry to County Cork
We’ll celebrate dear Ireland
Starting here, Long IRELAND, New York!
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Please have some Irish Chips
They’re GREEN but not too fancy
You know they’ll be delicious
Because they’re made by Clancy!
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Please warm up at the table,
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Relax and take a seat
We’ll sing some Irish songs
They’ll make you tap your feet!
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A table in your honor
So glad to have you here
Crawl on, crawl on to other blogs
Leave comments of good cheer!
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Table notes:
Debut of my Cabbage plates…Christmas Tree Shops
Quilted reversible light green patterned placemats…CTS
Green flatware…World Market
Green Stems… Gorham via Lenox Outlet
Shamrock mugs, pitcher and salad plates and shamrock shaped bowls… CTS
Toadstool name markers…WSonoma Outlet
Centerpiece…Hurricane globe with candle surrounded by hydrangea and fresh Baby’s Breath
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Salt and Pepper…Pfaltzgraff … Napkins Century 21…Napkin rings a gift from my sister many years ago!
Now to link up, PLEASE
Leave a comment
Link back to this party so your readers get to see the other entries
Only one link, must be Irish related and not an old post.  ONLY LINK IF YOU DISABLED WORD ID
Blog name first, there’s room for the title
PLEASE DON’T LINK UP UNLESS YOU HAVE TIME TO VISIT AT LEAST 5 OTHER ENTRIES. 
It is so important to me that you visit as many as you can.  We won’t have 100’s of entries.
Some of you have been here for all 7 St. Patrick Day Blog crawls.  Thank you for your support, and welcome to new participants! 
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A minty chocolate shamrock, to send you on your crawl!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to ALL!
I will join  Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
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82 comments:

  1. Kathleen,
    Amazing 7th St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl, dear friend!!!
    I adore all your photos of fun Irish antics!!!
    Thank you for hosting this amusing Let's Dish linky party!!!
    See you,again, this evening!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  2. Kathleen, you are starting us off as festive as ever. Clever rhyme! ;-)
    Thanks for hosting a fun party each year. I look forward to seeing all the green!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I think I am running out of Irish things I haven't shown!

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  3. Very darling! Love the little dancers! My daughter and her husband broke into a jig the other day and we all had a good laugh!

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    1. Hi J! Good to see you! I used to teach the jig to my class every year. Probably not allowed anymore though.

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  4. I love everything in your post, Kathleen! You are truly an Irish Queen! Thank you for giving us a way to celebrate with each other!

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    1. More like an Irish Washerwoman, lol! Thanks, Jewel, so many old friends join in, it is fun!

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  5. Thanks Kathleen for hosting this big event! Always a fun way to celebrate the green.

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  6. This looks like a great link up! I love your dishes! I love a good party!

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    1. Thank you, Terri and welcome to your first crawl here! :)

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  7. Came back to say how I love the little dancing feet. I've been know to do an Irish gig! Can't believe I was first at your party!
    Happy St. Patricks Day.

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    1. First to arrive, last to go home? :)

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  8. Kathleen! 7 already, wow! I'm so glad I can participate this year. Love the layered table setting with the checkered napkins. Pretty. I would love one of those minty shamrocks right now. Those icicles are amazing. No one should walk underneath them for sure. It's always fun to see your Irish offerings!

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    1. Thank you dear, Ellen! I think you were here for year one! I must go back and see how many from then are still jigging!

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  9. Love the poetry and the beautiful table. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Kathleen!...Christine

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  10. Wow, Kathleen, where have seven years gone by?? I remember your first blog crawl and now it is your lucky seventh! I love all your photos and I wish I had both those potato chips and your chocolate shamrocks right this minute--lol! My great niece is also an Irish dancer on Long Island and has won many awards. She enjoyes it very much! Happy Saint Patrick's day to you and your family! Hugs, Pat

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    1. It is amazing how quickly 7 years went by, Brooklyn Pat! My nieces did step dancing for many years, before they wore those wigs! Good exercise. My sis and her dh go all over doing Caeli dancing. They go back to Ireland every year for lessons! Happy SPD to you all the way across the country!

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  11. Such a fun post! From the poem, to the darlin' high-steppers, the gorgeous tables (especially the tartan in your header and centerpiece!), those adorable striped socks, the delicious-looking treats, I love it all. Congrats on hosting a beautiful party for SEVEN years, and thank you for being a gracious host!

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    1. Thank you, PP! Those socks are over 35 yrs old! I am a saver!

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  12. Thanks for hosting this wonderful "blog crawl" once again, Kathleen! Fantastic poem! I'm enjoying one of your choc shamrock cookies and a piece of Irish soda bread while warming up (eewww, those icicles!) at your lovely St. Paddy's t'scape - love the cabbage plates, stemware and centerpiece! I'd better get up and do an Irish jig when I'm done visiting with all your guests as I see some of them will have snacks for me too! Thinking of you and hoping things are getting better.

    DD/Lori

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    1. DD, thanks so much for your kind words! So glad to see you here.

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  13. Clever post, Kathleen! I love your clover dishes, wish we had a CTS around here. Thanks for hosting another fun party!

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    1. Thank you, and I am so glad to see you!

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  14. Congratulations on your 7th Pub Crawl. Thanks for the poem, the food, the cabbage plates, Erin go brach, your hospitality, and the glorious wearin' o' the green. May the luck of the Irish be with ye this week and forever.

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    1. ML, so good to see you! You know the luck of the Irish is no luck at all, LOL!

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  15. You have so many great references for St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for hosting the party!

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    1. Good to see you , Liz, glad you joined in!

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  16. Thank you Kathleen for getting me out of hiding with this crawl...I can't wait to visit everybody...

    Love, Mona

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    1. I have been in hiding too, Mona. Maybe all this green will perk us up? So good to see you!

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  17. Thank you, dear long-time blogging friend...this has always been one of my favorite parties...
    As always, I love all the photos and the cute words...thank you for your continued loyalty to us in having this fun party.
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. Thanks, BJ. It is nice to see all my old friends here joining in!

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  18. Hi Kathleen, I am back just so I could join this wonderful party!! I LOVE your table! I think it is my favorite of all the tables you have ever used to inspire us! We need more posts from you. Your poem is hilarious and I did get up to do a jig, or at least what passes for one here. I can't wait to visit everyone tonight. Happy St. Patty's week! Linda

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    1. Hope you are jigging right out of all this snow! Thank you for your kind words. I actually saw a patch of green on the lawn today, that's a good sign!

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  19. Thanks for all the St. Paddy's Day fun Kathleen and starting us off with a minty chocolate shamrock!

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    1. Yes, I wanted everyone to be minty fresh as they blog crawl, Mary! Thanks for joining in!

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  20. Wow, has it been 7 years?! Thanks for hosting, Kathleen. Beautiful green table...wondered when you would use the cabbage dishes, should have known you were saving them for SPD.
    Enjoy the rest of the week.

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    1. Thanks, Marigene. I know you love green, so you are in your element. Yes, I saved the dishes for St. Patrick's Day. I am running out of showing of the green things. I know you have the cabbage plates in so many colors, I am jealous! :) I wonder who has the topper? :)

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  21. Kathleen, once more you have set the most "Irish" table of all. Oh, how I love all of your Shamrocks and cabbages (plate, of course!). I think my favorites, though, are those wonderful napkin rings that you sister gave you. They look adorable around those gingham napkins. Your poetry is always a "hit", too. Thanks for letting all of us join into the fun!!

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I feel like this is a reunion, so many old friends joining in! My birthday is in early March, so my gifts have always been Irish themed. And, I am old, so I have a lot of Irish things, including freckles...or are they age spots? :)

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  22. Ooh Kathleen, your table looks so festive all decked out for some St. Paddy's fun. You find the best dishes at CTS! I love your centerpiece and your cute toadstool place card holders. Of course, green checked napkins add a cute touch with your new green flatware. Yes please, I'd love a chocolate mint with a cup of tea before I do the blog crawl. Thank you for hosting your annual event! Slainte'!

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    1. Hi Kitty! Flatware is old, dishes are new, lol! Would love to share a cup of tea with you! Happy SPD to you in TX!

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  23. What fun Kathleen! I LOVE your poem and your Irish dancers! Your table looks very lucky indeed and a chocolate shamrock and some Clancy's Irish potato chips sound very good right now! Thank you for hosting this special event, 7 years, wow, that is something to celebrate! We will be celebrating our granddaughter's 2nd birthday on St. Patrick's Day, she is our pot of gold!
    Jenna

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    1. You'll never find a better pot of gold than a grandchild! Happy Bday to her, what a great date to be born. Thanks for your kind words!

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  24. Your Saint Patrick's Day tables are as lovely as ever. Everything from start to finish is beautiful. The girls look pretty in their costumes and your socks rock! I am looking forward to each and every wonderful post from each and every partier! (That may take a while though) Enjoy your evening..... Candy

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    1. Candy, that's great! Take you time and enjoy them all!

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  25. I'm so glad you are back, you have really been missed! Thanks for hosting and for inspiration, I can't think of anything new to do for 'scapes anymore, I hope you'll continue to inspire us monthly! Cute poem! You always have such cute dishes and stuff to work with. Where did you find those shamrock mints? I'll grab one on the way out, love 'em!

    Katherine

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    1. I made them, K. Mold from Michael's and the mint chocolate melts. Thanks you for missing me. Maybe Spring will inspire my blogging.

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  26. Beautiful table. Love those shamrock dishes and your stemware is gorgeous. Score!

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  27. How I've missed your posts, Kathleen. You make the Blog Crawl so much fun. Love your poem - especially Long Ireland! I envy your cabbage plates. I've wanted some forever, but sadly, no place to put any more dishes at my house. I'll have to get rid of some. I want a CTS near me. I also want one (or 2 or 3) of those chocolate mint shamrocks. Thank you for the party.

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    1. You are so sweet Laurie, I remember the first time I went to your blog! You are quite the poet yourself! Remember the post you did about the bakery in the grocery store? Too funny!
      I did clear out some dishes for the cabbage set. I am trying to get rid of things, keeping the things I use most. I bought those in the Fall, haven't bought any dishes since! Thanks for joining in!

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  28. What a visual feast for my green Irish eyes! LOVE it! xo Diana

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  29. It lifts my spirits to see everyone participating in the fun blog party every year, Kathleen! Thanks so much for hosting it again & again. I was really looking forward to it & will try to visit as many as I can. Ern's funeral Mass is this weekend, so I haven't really felt much like blog hopping.

    Your tables are glorious & those chocolate mint shamrocks look divine! So does the bread!!!!
    You always do it up right & have so much pride in our mutual heritage.

    Oh, I wanted to tell you my oldest grandson, who is on Spring break during his first year of college, SAVED a man from drowning in a rip tide today in FL!!!! He swims competition for both his high school & now college & he heard a woman screaming for help. He lept over the dock railing & swam out to save her husband...a BIG guy, 6'+ tall & built. I am SOOO proud of my grandson & I just know my Ernie was watching over him as he struggled to bring that man to safety. Proud Irish, is right!!!

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    1. That is wonderful, Rett! God bless him! I will be thinking of you during this difficult time. Thanks for joining even with a heavy heart!

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  30. Thanks for hosting this again! I have to get my sweet husband fed, then I will visit the beautiful tables. Those mint shamrocks have me craving chocolate mint!

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    1. Hi Ellen, thanks for crawling to the others, hope you enjoy your visits! :)

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  31. Besides enjoying your beautiful table, I did a lot of giggling reading your creative post. Love sweet Paddy pig and those wild socks are the best. I'm going to grab a minty shamrock and do some more blog visiting.

    Thanks for hosting Kathleen. Happy to have joined in the crawl this year. Pam

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    1. Happy to have you! Thanks for taking part and visiting the others. Great group of gals here!

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  32. Wow, Kathleen, I can't believe its been seven years. You are such a generous hostess to invite us all into your home for all these years to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Your post, as always, is wonderful. I especially love the photos of the dancers.

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    1. I know, time flies! Amazing he friendships we have made through blogging. I think of you every time I wear your Wives with Knives apron! :) Thanks for joining in, great to have you here!

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  33. How I wish I could have joined you for your annual blog crawl. What a fun seven years it has been! I'm going back to my posts to see how many years l have been jigging! Love the addition of the cabbage plates this year. Thanks for the party!

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    1. Thank you , Debbie. So sorry you couldn't join in this year!

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  34. Oh I love your table with the sweet shamrock mugs and plates layers. It's always fun to see and crawl around such great blogs! Thanks for being such a great hostess for seven years!!
    Miss Bloomers

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    1. Sonia, so happy to see you! Thanks for your kind words!

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  35. Kathleen, Thanks for hosting another great St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl. They're always so much fun. Headed back to the party to check out all the great posts.

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    1. Hi Babs, happy to have you join in. Thanks for visiting the others, it is fun to see so much green!

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  36. I know you've barley been blogging so it's so wonderful to see everyon turn out for your St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl. Glad you scaped away the layers of ice and snow to leave us with a wonderful table.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day and happy belated birthday.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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    1. Thanks, Alma. Glad you liked the table. It was an effort after not doing one for so long, for sure!

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  37. Hi Kathleen, Your table is just terrific!! You really scored at the CTS! I love the cabbage plates (and bowls). I have some plates and would love to have bowls, too. My favorite things on your table are your cabbage bowls, place mats (so pretty!), the gingham napkins, and the gorgeous green stemware. I also love the toadstool placecard holders and the napkin rings. This is a wonderful and festive Irish table. :-D

    Thanks so much for hosting this fun party again. I've been looking forward to it (even though I've arrived a little late). I'll be paying visits tonight and tomorrow! Have a great evening!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  38. I forgot to say I thoroughly enjoyed the poem (Long Ireland, NY) :-D and the chocolate mint shamrocks look delish.

    Denise

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  39. I love this! And the cute rhymes are the icing on the cake! I'm more than happy to participate in the blog crawl and I'll make sure I cover all my bases before the "top of the mornin'!"

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  40. Your a poet and your...poetry shows it :) Happy St. Patrick's Day, Miss Kathleen! Hope the snow is finally melting there and you are starting to see some wearin' of the green in your lawn.

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  41. Hi there,
    Just wanted to say hello and let you know that I am enjoying all of the wonderful tables!!! I have been watching for this post for a while, and then almost missed it :^0
    I have those same green plates...gotta' find them so I can set a table for hubby and me.
    Hope things will warm up for you soon...you have been blasted this year!
    Blessings to you,
    Jaybird from Texas

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  42. Kathleen, you are the Queen of St. Patrick's Day. Always a great post, and clever poem. So sad not to have participated, but was sick the past two weeks. Felt so drained and had a bad cough. Drove me nuts! But I am going to enjoy the crawl now!

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    1. Hope you are feeling better, Barbara, and thanks for stopping by!

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  43. Is it really the 7th year you've hosted this fun event? I'm late to the party, but I did make it in appreciation of you. I'd sure go for one of your chocolate shamrocks right now as I'm craving a sweet. Hope the sun is shining in your Irish eyes.

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    1. Thanks, Lulu. You are not late, we are still crawling a few more days. Happy SPD!

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  44. Goodness, I hope I'm not THAT LATE for the party! I hosted a dinner party for 15 members of our family Wed. night and I've been cooking and cleaning before and after! The reason was our 40th. wedding anniversary at Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Here I am never the less to join you and celebrate along St. Patty's Day.
    Thanks so much Kathleen, you know how I love your challenges!
    Hugs and a happy weekend.
    FABBY

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  45. Ok... now for your fabulous crawl. I adore your table, is so happy and so green, lol! Every piece of your dishes is lovely and the tablecloth and napkins. The chocolate shamrock's look awesome, wish I had a few..hehehe...I love the food too, you been such a chef.
    Hope you have a great St. Pat's.
    FABBY

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