St Patrick's Day

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  1. Kathryn Stratford profile image87
    Kathryn Stratfordposted 5 years ago

    How do you celebrate St Patrick's Day? There are many traditions and foods, and I am sure everyone does it differently. We are going out to eat at a restaurant or pub tonight, and enjoying an Irish meal, or at least what Americans consider Irish. Since I live in Boston, it should be pretty easy to find an authentic place! I also want to watch the South Boston parade. I have never seen it before. I enjoy celebrating!

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      mjkearnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well hello Kathryn.

      You did open the door didn't you. You could have closed it when you saw me coming. Just to show you that I'm up for the painted Smurf pic here's a little taste of this mad little leprechaun.

      P.S. You can still delete me, I think.

      Wal naw wal naw wal naw. Tap a da marn'n ta ya ma'am. Ta ba sur ta ba sur, naw and mabi latar.
      (Wink, grin, tug forlock, lift and slap ya rit tigh wid ya cap).

      Sa tas ba calabratin Paddy's day, ya ba at. Wal c'mar tal I tal ya jast whatti da. Ya gats da mirch an mirch an mirch s'mar.

      Ya gats da wav dam flags an wav dam hih. Ya gats da sang. O ya gats da sang, sang, an sang  s'mar.

      Afdar dat, roite, naw ar ya wid may, ya gats da munch, ya da munching, o da munching. Da munching tas nactar a da gads, a tas. A tal ya a tas.

      Ya gats da av dam spuds, a dam spuds wid da drappin booter an loadsa saaalt. Dan ya gats da av da miit, a da miit, wid da lashin's da gravi, swammin id gats da b.
      An dan dam greens, o dam greens, ya gats da av dam greens.

      Ya sees ya naads da bally full far da ale, o da ale, ya gats da av da ale, an lats a da ale.
      It gats da b green ale mynd.
      Nan a dat cat pee frim dat uddar quaanie iland mynd.

      Ya naads da  fan ole arish stoot ya das. Naw, ya as, da mirching, da munching, da nactar, naws ya naads da fir, o da fir. Ya mast av da fir.

      Naw c'mar tal a tal ya s'mar. Wid da fir ya naads da lags, o da lags, ya mast av da lags. See ya naads da bag flams far da wirmth.

      Na gaad bayin cald far da sangs, o da sangs, ya mast av da sangs.
      Da peebles da lav da sangs. Ya gats da sang al nat, o ya gats da, ya gats da.

      In da marn'n, wa'l al av da bangars, da bacan, da aggs an da bag pat a tay. Ta'l ba grand, ya'l see.

      Dat's haw ya calabrat da Paddy's day.


      1. Kathryn Stratford profile image87
        Kathryn Stratfordposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, so that's how you celebrate Paddy's Day! I had to read it a few times, and once I said it out loud it made sense.
        I wouldn't close the door on you! You're a character, a fun guy!
        Thanks for your your animated answer! Now, if I could only talk like that wink

  2. suzzycue profile image91
    suzzycueposted 5 years ago

    I love green beer parties and the pubs in Florida near Melbourne do it up right with corned beef and cabbage. You slowly cook them together until the meat comes apart with a fork, Delicious and loads of fun. Some people even paint themselves green. Great stuff I love St. Patties day. Thanks for the memories.

  3. suzzycue profile image91
    suzzycueposted 5 years ago

    Enjoy your night Kathryn. Go forth and paint the town green.

    1. Kathryn Stratford profile image87
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Suzzycue, you have an enjoyable St Pattie's Day weekend, too!
      Green beer, of course! I will probably have some of that (or at least a Guinness, even if it isn't green), and a corned beef dinner. Mmmm, I'm getting hungry now!

  4. Suzie HQ profile image93
    Suzie HQposted 5 years ago

    Hi Kathryn,
    Looks like you will be enjoying the celebrations Boston style where I know there is a strong Irish community so have a good one!! In Dublin (where I am from) all mad things have been going on. All major landmarks including the airport are all green, St Patrick was boating down the river Liffey earlier today and shamrock infused Guinness and coffee are served everywhere. Thousands of Americans landed today and I was watching interviews with some of them earlier. Incredible stories of how they got here, where they going and many were going to be in parades around the country. Here it is a Bank holiday weekend, hardly anyone working Monday. Have a great day and all the best reading Micksters reply!! LOL It made me laugh so much!

    1. Kathryn Stratford profile image87
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Boston has a lot of Irish, and it is evident when I go about. Every business on the main road up the street is decorated, and their are little stands outside with different items for sale (I would assume they are setting up early for tomorrow's parade). The South Boston parade is just up the road from here, and it is supposedly a very large event, so if I am brave I may go there, instead of just watching it on tv.Haha, since I can walk there, I don't have to worry about the terrible parking or public transportation issues. My boyfriend is away for the weekend, so I should go out and have fun!

      1. Suzie HQ profile image93
        Suzie HQposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Absolutely! get your green body paint on and your all set to enjoy the parade mingling! Go get a few pics and then do a hub!! Enjoy whatever you decide to do!

        1. Kathryn Stratford profile image87
          Kathryn Stratfordposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Wow, I hadn't even thought about taking pictures and turning it into a hub! Fabulous idea! When I write an article about an event, it causes me to really live in the moment, and absorb the details! And of course I love documenting events with photos. Thanks to you, I may have an even more fun time than I thought!

          1. Suzie HQ profile image93
            Suzie HQposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Look forward to see Boston Parade through your eyes!! Get a pic with you and a pint of Guinness for me!!

  5. Thelma Alberts profile image90
    Thelma Albertsposted 5 years ago

    Happy St. PatrickĀ“s Day Guys! I wish I could have a pint of Guinness at this moment. Sad to say thereĀ“s no pub where I am now. Enjoy!!


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