Elizabeth Melton Parsons



The Courting of Mary

Looking back at a little humor.

Elizabeth Melton Parsons


The Courting of Mary

I fell in love with a beautiful maid

and Mary was her name.

Never was there a more beautiful lass

that I have ever known.

I sent her pretty flowers

and a note with all my love.

I sent her lovely sweets

and sang beneath her window.

I asked her to be my bride

and come away with me.

My heart was nearly broken

when she married Freddie McGhee.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day – An Irish Story and Blessing

Elizabeth Melton Parsons



An Irishman and an American were sitting in the bar at Shannon Airport.

“I’ve come to meet my brother,” said the Irishman. “He’s due to fly in from

America in an hour’s time. It’s his first trip home in forty years”.

“Will you be able to recognize him?” asked the American.

“I’m sure I won’t,” said the Irishman, “after all, he’s been away for a long time”.

“I wonder if he’ll recognize you?” said the American.

“Of course he will,” said the Irishman. “Sure, an’ I haven’t been away at all”.


May the blessing of light be on you—

light without and light within.

May the blessed sunlight shine on you

and warm your heart

till it glows like a great peat fire.



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First Signs of Spring-Purple Crocus

The crocus have come and gone for this spring, but it’s still wintry cold out there. These little beauties from a couple of years ago are a reminder that spring is indeed coming. 🙂

Elizabeth Melton Parsons

It’s said that when the Robins return spring has sprung. The Robins have been back for about three weeks, but it has still been very wintry. Seeing them hopping around the yard with their rusty, red chests puffed out did however, give the promise of spring.

A more definite sign are these little beauties. I came across a huge patch of them on my walk a couple of days ago. They were growing in a vacant lot where once a devoted gardener lived and with a loving hand planted them all over their front lawn. The house and it’s occupants may be long gone, but these purple blooms popping up every year means they will never be forgotten. It may be snowing today, but having seen these crocus I know spring is very, very near.

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