Happy St. Patrick's Day. It's a day of parades, wearing green and drinking green bear. I went to a catholic grade school named St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns. Heatherdowns was the name of a sub-division where the school was located and had nothing to do with St. Patrick at all. What was cool is that we got a day off from school on this day.
I thought I would list some facts about St. Patrick's Day and the Irish.
a. 34 million Americans have Irish ancestry.
b. There has been a St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston since 1737.
c. Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the
first is for hope, the second is for faith, the third for love and the
fourth is for luck.
d. Some American towns have Irish names like: Shamrock,Texas and
Dublin, Ohio.
So, happy St. Patrick's Day and enjoy your corn beef and cabbage and green beer.