Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Did everyone scramble to find each child something green to wear today? I am safe, my apron at Starbucks is green. Are you putting on your Irish today? Well you should. Get your corned beef and cabbage going on the stove and get in the mood for some fun.
Not sure who Saint Patrick was? He is the patron saint of Ireland. Not sure what a patron saint is? Google it, I got out of Catholic school a long time ago, but I believe everything has a patron saint. Patron saint of traveling, patron saint of whatever you need a patron saint of, regarding whatever you need to be watched over about. I do know that Saint Patrick used the shamrock to help people understand the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I also know he drove all the snakes out of Ireland. I say bravo, I hate snakes.
So embrace your inner Irish today. Wear green, cook corned beef and cabbage, and smile and all the people being silly today. I am half Irish. My mother is full blown, Flannigan, Canny, O'Connor Irish. My Aunts go to Ireland once a year to see the "cousins". My mom, personally, was disinherited for marrying a divorced Lutheran. Pretty heavy stuff. My grandfather was Irish beyond Irish. Notre Dame Irish. My grandmother was Chicago Irish who met my Grandfather at Notre Dame and married in the Log Chapel there. So it's pretty safe to say that I am Irish and proud of it. We are made of hearty stock, survived a potato famine, survived the English, survived ourselves. I love it, all of it.
Even if you are not Irish, you are today, so have some fun with it.
God bless you and yours. Slainte!