Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Erin Go Bragh

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I cooked corned beef and cabbage today, not because I am part Irish, but because I am part Irish-American. In the old counry, they ate pork and potatoes. Check it out on Hungry History.

For most of us, St. Patrick's Day is about wearing green, cutting out shamrocks and having a little fun with our Irish heritage. Good to pause and remember the real roots of the day, though. Here's a good story about St. Patrick -- with words about why it's relevant today.

Sadly, there is one other thing about St. Patrick's Day. Drunk drivers make it one of the deadliest days of the year to be on the roads in the US. (Celebrating with green beer is another thing found in America, not so much in Ireland.)

Post by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).                                                                                                      
Here are a few of my posts on drunk driving:


Now go wear green and catch a leprechaun!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Song for Sunday: Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!

I got home last night to find the snow banks were only up to my waist, not over my head anymore. They'd gotten smaller in the 24 hours I'd been away, so they can identify with the Wicked Witch of the West.

There's no song in that seen, but there is a related song....

The Wizard of Oz always aired near Easter when I was growing up, so between that and the MMMEEELLTTIINNGG snow, this song from the classic movie became today's Song for Sunday. 

Have fun!