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🍀 Are the Irish really luckier than everyone else? The meaning behind this "Irish phrase" may surprise you!
"The luck of the Irish" is probably a saying you've heard time and time again, most likely either around St. Patrick's Day, or to do with a sports team such as the Boston Celtics or the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
You probably thought the meaning has something to do with the extreme good fortune of the people of Ireland, but originally the "Irish phrase" had a different connotation.

  • Good and bad luck signs from Irish folklore. According to Edward T. O’Donnell, an Associate Professor of History at Holy Cross College and author of "1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Irish American History," the term is not Irish in origin.
"During the gold and silver rush years in the second half of the 19th century, a number of the most famous and successful miners were of Irish and Irish American birth....Over time this association of the Irish with mining fortunes led to the expression 'luck of the Irish.'
"Of course, it carried with it a certain tone of derision, as if to say, only by sheer luck, as opposed to brains, could these fools succeed."
The word "luck" itself is Middle Dutch in origin, according to Mental Floss. The word comes from ‘luc,’ a shortening of ‘gheluc,’ meaning “happiness, good fortune.” The word was probably introduced into the English language in the 15th century as a gambling term.

🎂 Happy birthday to the HTC'ers celebrating March 14-20th!!! Let us know it's your birthday and if you got any good gifts or a special celebration!!

👋 Welcome to our newest HTC member Aray! Aray is hemi proud with a 2007 1500. Great to have you on the HTC Team, Aray!!

🤠 If you are interested in trying for resume the Annual Hemi Truck Club Rally please see the post "Hemis and Cowtown" and give your input. The rally is open to all HTC members and their guests. If we want to try and do this we need to get planning!!

🗝 Rocketman - Bill - has started a post "Remember when". It's been a fun post to follow. Check it out so you can "Remember when".

🤞 Try your luck at being "Truck of the Month"!! Post a picture and a write up of your ride between the 1st-21st then we vote the 22nd-months end. After the voting the winner will be messaged for email info. The email is for the digital TOTM award. Printing and shipping them was getting pricey and time consuming. The awards will be printable on your end and then you can frame them. Thanks to Keith (charged392) for heading this up!

If you have a prayer request you would like to share either add it to this thread or PM me.

*HemiSuperbee - Mark - health concerns

*Rancher - Doug general health

*Doc's mother - continues to recover from a femur & surgery, she is currently in rehab
*boedacres - Steve - health issues including diabetes

*SuperBee - John & his wife - health issues

*Those affected and impacted by the Covid 19 virus both physically and financially!

Don't forget to wear your green for St. Patrick's Day on Wednesday! Have a great week!!


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