So, will you be celebrating St Patrick's Day? Are you Irish, or part Irish? "Come sit down here with us, and tell us your story".*
As near as I can figure, I'm, at the most, 1/8 Irish....I had a great-grandpa named Burke, but I don't know if he was of full Irish extraction.
I might actually be Scotch.....I won't pay good money to eat cabbage in a restaurant.
About forty years ago, I drank so much green beer on St Pattie's Day that I did a high velocity hurl right on the table in the bar. I haven't been back there since.
Erin go Bragh! I don't even know if I spelled that right, and I don't know what it means.
I once had a boss, surnamed Duffy, who dubbed himself "a funloving Irishman". He usually had several martinis for lunch, in the Mediteranian Room at the bar next to our office.
I learned from D.D. Olson that today is St Urho Day. He's da patron saint a' Finland, eh?
*that's a line from a Willie Nelson song, 'Yesterday's Wine'. Willie is known as "the red headed stranger". Maybe he's Irish.
Regardless of what you is, I guess we all can be Irish tomorrow, if we want to be.
Faith an' begorrah, here's a foine old tune that I usually play every year for the loverly St Paddy's day festivities:
Happy St. Patricks day to ye, lads 'n' lassies. And a beautiful toast to you all, that I learned from an old Irish friend:
"May those who love us, continue to love us.
Those that don't, may god turn their hearts.
And if he can't turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles,
so that we'll know the bastards by their limp."
About as Irish as Mike Tyson. But I've seen this NY Irish band a few times...
My running joke is that since my hubby is Scotch-Irish that..yes I've had a little Irish in me. LOL
Jameson and Celtic Crossing will be the drink of choice around here.