Happy to Be Irish

| 3/7/2017 11:43:00 AM

Mel BooneWelcome March! It's time for me to go to the grocery store and stock up on corned beef and cabbage. St. Patrick's Day is March 17th!

It doesn't matter who you are, everyone seems to get into being Irish for a day during this time of year. Green beer, green rivers, green stuff to wear, the St. Patrick's Day Parade ... thank goodness that it falls on a Saturday this year. For me, Irish for a day doesn't apply. I have some of my ancestors that came to America from Ireland, so I'm lucky enough to be Irish all year long!

With the holiday just around the corner, let me take the moment to share some trivia that I've managed to find online:

Erin go Bragh (Éirinn go Brách, in Irish) translates to "Ireland Forever".

Harry Truman was the first President to attend a St. Patrick's Day parade in 1948.

Popular folklore is that St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. The truth is that Ireland is a little too cold for snakes.

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