Monday, March 17, 2014


In the early 80's my brother moved his animation company to Ireland. At one point or another we all went to visit Uncle Don. I even let my 8 year old daughter fly over with Grandma and Grandpa.  My heart nearly stopped when her plane took off. She came home singing and dancing and Ireland has been a little part of our family ever since.

When you visit Ireland don't miss the "Dublin Doors."  It is said, mostly by tour guides, that the citizens, were ordered to paint all of their doors black, in mourning for the passing of Prince Albert. Instead, to show their rebellion toward the crown, they painted them in a rainbow of colors. 
Another story has it that the wives decided to paint their doors bright colors so that their drunken husbands wouldn't enter the wrong house and crawl in bed with the wrong women. 

I painted my front door blue.

Either way... don't miss the "DUBLIN DOORS"

A limerick gets its name from Limerick, Ireland where this type of poetry was popular in the pubs and taverns. It dates back to the 14th century.

There once was a lady from Leeds,
Rashly swallowed six packets of seeds,
In a month, silly lass,
She was covered in grass,
And she couldn't sit down for the weeds.


A flea and a fly in a flue,
Were imprisoned so what could they do?
Said the fly, "Let us flee."
"Let us fly" said the flea,
So the flew through a flaw in the flue.

Here's Brigham Young University "Vocal Point" singing 
On a side note (no pun intended) the lead singer on this song, Kieth, is the son of one of my good friends. It is so satisfying to watch our kids be successful!

Have a wonderful day!