Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Paddy's day

Every St Patrick's day for the past 5 years my grandmother and I have gone to Molly Malone's, a bar in Cincinnati, named for the "Tart with the Cart" Dublin's most famous "social worker" (prostitute). Every year we go and get lunch, have a few (dozen) pints and generally be a stereotype for American St Patrick's day. A grand time is had by all.

As i sit here tonight thinking about the true meaning of St Paddy's day, I feel sort of like Charlie Brown on xmas. Is it about the beer, is it about the parties, is it about the Corned Beef and Cabbage. YES it is about all of those things, and NO it should not be. If you are American and have Irish blood, or even if you don't St Paddy's day is a grand day to reflect on who brought you to America. A day to reflect on the men and women of your blood line who made the great sacrifice, leaving their life and home behind to start a new life here in America.

Raise a pint to your ancestors today. If not for them you would still be european.


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