Originally Posted by Alix
Happy St Paddy's everyone. Hope you all wear some green and have some fun today. Does anyone do anything special or cook anything in particular today?
I was going to make Irish stew and soda bread for dinner at work, but we have some things that need to be used up so its traditional sunday gravy and spaghettini noodles instead. LOL! Italian-Irish tonight! Maybe I'll make the soda bread and dye it green for the kiddies. Bet they wouldn't eat it then!
Well, Alix, the flags do have similar colors, in the same order.
Of course, I'm cooking corned beef and cabbage.
I ALWAYS have something green on on St. Patrick's Day, but it's a very special something green.
When I was in college in 1967 a very dear friend gave me a shamrock-shaped necklace. The leaves of the shamrock are little emerald stones and the center of the leaves has the tiniest little pearl. The whole thing is mounted in silver and it hangs on a silver chain. We were the best of buddies in college and have remained friends these many years since, even though we're many many miles apart. I've worn it every year on St. Patrick's Day since she gave it to me.
She's a sweet, loving lady and, unfortunately, never had any children but was a schoolteacher for all her working years, so she sort of had children. She retired about 4 years ago and, sadly, several months after she retired she was diagnosed with cancer. She's been fighting it ever since and still remains sweet and positive in spite of her health travails.
We speak often on the telephone and never forget each other's birthday. I imagine I'll get a call from her some time today. She ALWAYS remembers me on St. Patrick's Day. I remember her, too, each time I touch the little green shamrock hanging on the chain around my neck.