Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Ah, St. Patrick's Day.....

Someone dyed the water in the toilets at work green today...

For the staff lunch, there was Irish stew, Irish Creme cake, and green "near-beer", which I avoided as it appeared to be gingerale dyed green.

The kids at preschool got green macaroni for snack. *Spider Girl suppresses a shudder*

Other than the token concession to wearing green, we secular daycare-people avoid all mention of snake-driving bishops. I did have fun telling the felt-board story of Clever Tom & the Leprechaun in which, true to form, a human gets greedy and a leprechaun has the last laugh.


I have also discovered I have exactly one green shirt in my wardrobe.

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When I was but a wee girl, I was fascinated by the thought of fairies and leprechauns, and I still remember a somewhat brief and inconclusive conversation I had with my Irish auntie when I was about twelve years old:

"Auntie, do you believe in fairies? Have you ever seen one?"

Auntie Nessa paused to consider. "No, bless 'em, I've never seen the fairies....but we used to put out a saucer of milk for them just the same. Even if they don't exist, it wouldn't do to make them angry."

6 comments:

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

I am reminded of the dyed-green bread served at Grandpa's birthday... eck! As much as it's a lovely colour on trees and lawns, some items should NOT be green!

Erin Go Braugh, me dearie!

Sherry said...

Gee...
I wish I would have thought about dying the toliet water.
:)
My kids would have loved that.

erikku said...

My blog is green. That's all the attention I've paid to the holiday, and even that isn't much since, it was always green.

The Miner said...

Happy st. Patrick!

Wendy C. said...

No green toilet water here...and I am pretty sure the Guinness I consumed was creamy dark brown...oh, well...
Happy day after St. Patrick's day!

A Flowered Purse said...

theres a book called a treasure trove and it makes you believe in faeiries or however they spell it lol!! Have a great week!
Love
dianna