[quote="Sierrah, post:6, topic:190994"]
I wonder what St. Patrick would say about all the the fuss. He was such a matter of fact down to earth person I'm not sure he'd know what to make of it. :rolleyes:
And he also lived a very austere life, doing hard penances and praying continually. He spent 40 days on the mountain that bears his name [Croagh Patrick-sp?], driving a hard bargain with God on behalf of the Irish.
As for me, I'm spending it quietly, since I'm not the 'partying' type [go figure! :o ] and I live alone. I started the day by praying my daily Rosary, offering each decade in honor of : Our Lady of Knock, St. Patrick, St. Brigid of Kildare, St. Kevin of Glendalough, and St. Oliver Plunkett.
I'm wearing under my gray hoodie on this nice early spring day a green Carmelite t-shirt-from my former days in the OCDS-as well as a small green metal shamrock pin that my late father made for me when I was a kid. His birthday was....wait for it...ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!!! He was ONE HUNDRED PERCENT IRISH-AMERICAN! And his middle name was...wait for it again...PATRICK! He was very proud of his Irish heritage, and on his birthday we'd have corned beef and cabbage *, and for dessert was his birthday cake with a little leprechaun on top of it. We called it 'the Japanese Leprechaun' because it was made in-where else-Japan!
For my own low-key 'celebration' maybe I'll stop by a bakery and get a cookie with green frosting....it will be my way of remembering my father on the 93rd anniversary of his birth.*