Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Patrick dreamed of returning to Ireland, he talked and planned and read everything he could about the country. His father was from Ireland. How happy he would have been to know his sons finally realized his dream..even if he did not.
My son Patrick and his wife, Cheryl, brought me this marble egg from Ireland. They made a beautiful video of their trip and had it set to Irish music. What a beautiful country!
My next to the oldest son, Mike, and his wife Cindy, brought me these lovely Irish lace curtains from Ireland when they returned home. They know I LOVE roses


  1. Those curtains are divine. I have some like them, I love embroidered curtains.

  2. I Mona! Oh, I love those Irish lace curtains! I found out a bit ago some of my descendants came from Ireland! How exciting for your son and his wife.
    I'm so excited to be hearing from you soon!! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Oh, how nice is that egg? Pretty nice I'd say. Reminds me just a tad of the glass paperweights from the 60's. I covet your egg...

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  4. Ooo! I love roses too! Those curtains are gorgeous. I've only heard wonderful things about Ireland and I want to go there for my honeymoon whenever that might be lol

    All the best,

  5. Mona those curtains are just beautiful girl..I love the cool that your son got to go to Ireland girl..Thanks so much for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  6. It's so nice for the sons to fulfill the dreams of the father. You've raised great kids.

  7. Hi Mona..actually these are not embroidered, they are Irish lace. I'm glad you like them.

    Shelia..I'm glad you like my curtains. Pat and Mike and their wives all traveled together. Pat and Mike...I know..lots of room for jokes there! :)

    Di, yes, the egg reminds me of a paperweight too, but it is an egg and does not have a flatish side to it so it must be in a stand. Supposed to be over a million years it said..but..please don't quote me on that one! :) No, canna have it! :)

    Allidink..Hey cutie..GO to Ireland on your honeymoon whenever that might be. Grab the brass ring!

    Happy To BE...Both sons went..and yep, that egg is a nice one. Feels..good to hold. You know?

    SMB.. was nice that they were able to do that. Thanks for saying I raised nice kids...I think so too. :)

  8. That is one place I've always hoped to visit. It seems like such a beautiful country. And what pretty gifts you got from your kids! I love them both! And thanks for making me laugh with your comment on my blog. You had me cracking up!

  9. Very pretty Irish gifts and my son and daughter in law went to Ireland and they so loved it too! Great post, Cindy

  10. Oh Mona...What beautiful gifts your sons brought to you from Ireland! I especially love the Irish lace curtains! Ireland is definitely on my list of places I hope to visit one day. I bet it is green. Have a good weekend...Debbie

  11. Just found your blog and think I'll be visiting often.

    Love the Irish lace!

  12. How blessed you are:
    seeing your children realize a parent's dream - What Joy!
    receiving such beautiful gifts from a child - beloved gifts!
    I too love Ireland. Although our heritage is Scotch Irish. Hah, what a shock that I am a descendent of political activists who were banished to another country :-).

  13. I'm glad I made it back. The signature on my post was messing things up so I had to remove it.

    I'm at work on my lunch hour and I thought I would check in.

    It's starting to get cold here again and the weather man is calling for snow. Ugh! We already have flowers in bloom.

  14. I really like the egg! Grren marble is something else I think.

    I´ve never been to Ireland, but those who have been there always tell me how beautiful it is there.


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