Saturday, March 17, 2018

St. Patrick

Well, Happy St. Patrick's Day.  Even if you are not interested, or clueless, at least when you see lots of green today you will know what it is all about.  Two things I remember from St. Patrick's Day years ago.  One, is that we got off from school.  Because it is a Saturday this year, the point is mute.  But Catholic schools are not really Catholic anymore because they have school on St. Patrick's Day.  The second thing I remember is lots of drinking, and not only by the Irish.  There is a lot less of that because of DUI stuff, many Irish now in AA, and fear of losing your job.  That leaves students who take public transportation I guess.  This year, I am going to have corn beef and cabbage with an Irish friend, and teach something about The Celts and Prayer.  And of course, the wearing of the green.  If you want to see a big St. Pat's parade, New York City and Savannah, Georgia are the best places. Boston and Chicago try.  If the parade is not on the actual day, then forget it.  That is not Irish.

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