Every year, I make a St. Patrick's Day card for particular friends and relatives.
This year, I thought that I could incorporate the family crest--Sweeney--into
the card. For those in the family that are unaware of the crest, here it is.
Leave it to Mr. Thrifty to ask me why there was a lizard on our crest?
I looked up the meaning of the symbols on the Coat of Arms. Yellow/gold means generosity. Sable/black denotes constancy and sometimes grief. The Fess or design of the shield denotes a military belt or girdle of honour. The boar represents the bearing of a warrior. There was no mention of what the lizard symbol meant. Do you know?
Happy St. Patrick's Day.