Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Murphy Blood and Me!

St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite hollidays! You may think that nothing special happens, but I would beg to differ! You have to wear green, which just so happens to be my favorite color! Irish herritage is celebrated! And you get to pinch people! What's not to love!?

While I was browsing through the St.Patrick's Day Cards at Target I came across one that said, "Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!" Well just to prove I'm not faking my Irish Heritage, I figured I'd give a little tribute to the Murphy blood which runs strong through my veins!

Edmund Murphy
Born about 1807 in Ireland
May luck be our companion
May friends stand by our side
May history remind us all
Of Ireland's faith and pride
Patrick Murphy
Born 1824 in Croone, Limerick, Ireland
(Patrick was the first of our Murphy's to come to
May you have:
A world of wishes at your command
God and His angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in your heart.
Alexander Murphy
Born 23 December 1873 in Northfield, Rice, Minnesota
(He's a handsome fellow...isn't he!)
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go

Alexander married a nice Irish girl,
Ellen Violetta Gannon (Grandma Nellie) in Minnesota and had 3
2 surrvived to adulthood
Their son Gabriel and Daughter Kathleen.

Gabriel Robert Murphy
Born 23 May 1912 in Austin, Mower, Minnesota
(Pictured here with his son Robert, but most people know him as Grandpa)

Robert Richard Murphy
Grandpa is awesome!

Diana Lynn Murphy (now Dowden)

Truly, I am Irish- and not just on St. Patrick's Day!

For more information about my Irish Ancestory please see:

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!


In The Doghouse said...

Loved the proof of your Irish ancestry. I simply think you like a reason to party! lol You are a "plastic paddy" my dear!

shawna said...

im glad that murphy guy decided to come to america, cuz he brought you and your family to ME!!
funny to think how one little decision has such a profound affect on sooo many others. something to think about.

Ui said...

happy irish day irish boy! lol. now i see where u got ur poem. those lovely st. patty's cards. lol!!!!!