My name is Dave Stancliff.
This is my personal blog. I'm not affiliated with any organization or group. I am a retired newspaper editor/publisher; husband/father; and a Vietnam combat veteran with PTSD.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
#StPaddy Let's Get St. Patrick To Go To Washington D.C. and Drive Out The Snakes!
Good Day World!
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
Aye! And it's a fine day to be alive!
Did you wear green today on St. Paddy's Day?
I'm not an Irishman, but I wear green to keep from being pinched.
That's right, I learned early in grade school that if you weren't wearing something green, you were fair game to be pinched! I don't think it traumatized me, but I admit I still wear green on March 17th.
By the way, the pinching thing is American/Irish in origin, like a lot of St. Paddy traditions we all grew up with.
One good example, is having corn beef brisket as the main meal of the day. That's not traditional Irish fare. Try pork.
The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration on U.S. soil happened in Boston in 1737. The first parade? That other epicenter of Irish American immigration, New York City, 1762
They say that St. Patrick drove all the snakes from the Emerald Isles, and that's why there's none today in Ireland. Which got me to thinking...
Wouldn't it be nice if St. Patrick showed up on our shores and chased the snakes out of Washington D.C.!!