It's Saint Patrick's Day!!!!
Today we celebrate Saint Patrick who converted Ireland to Christianity. Legend also has it that he drove the snakes out of Ireland. There's no way to prove he did or didn't but there's nary a snake to be found on the Emerald Isle. (I wish someone could tell me who the wag was who called Senator Joe McCarthy -- best known for his witch hunt for communists in the 50s -- "the snake St. Patrick missed." I'd like to shake his hand.) But I digress. One story about St. Patrick is probably true. It's said that he used a shamrock in his teachings to explain the Holy Trinity. Makes perfect sense to me. As Irish folk have settled around the globe, they have taken their saint and traditions with them and everybody's Irish on St. Paddy's Day!!!!!
Some Irish blood (and green beer) flow through this old gal's veins and I've had a penchant for things Irish since I was a wee lass. Even me beloved daughter's name is Moira Kathleen! My favorite Irish folk group is The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. Tommy passed away in 2007 at age seventy-five after a courageous battle with lung cancer and kept performing nearly to the end. Here's a video of the him and the Clancy Brothers. The Clancys sang this song again at a concert in his memory. I hope you enjoy it!
Happy Blogging and Happy St. Paddy's Day!!!!