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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:28 AM

From this DU Irishman,...

...Happy St. Patrick's day to you all.

Since Patrick was Italian, I've always wondered why this wasn't considered an Italian holiday also. However, growing up in the Philly suburbs and with many Italian friends whose parents frequentlu had me over for dinner, I can also say that when you're eating Italian, just about EVERY DAY is a holiday!

To give you my bona fides as an Irishman, I won't reveal my last name, but my mother's maiden name was O'Donnell and her mother's maiden name was FLANNIGAN!

So, to all DUers, Happy St. Pat's. To you lurking teabagger trolls, I say "The President is partly Irish, so SUCK IT"!

PEACE!

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Siwsan Mar 2013 #1
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redqueen Mar 2013 #2
jehop61 Mar 2013 #3
MarianJack Mar 2013 #4

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:34 AM

1. Ok, I've read that St. Patrick's real name was Maelwyn and he was a Celt from Wales

Being Welsh, myself, I always got a giggle out of that tidbit.

Of course, I also read, somewhere, that he was French.

Ahh, who cares - Happy St. Patrick's Day to all Irish DU'rs, anyway!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:02 PM

5. I hadn't heard either of those.

Thanx!

PEACE!

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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:41 AM

3. From what I've read

St. Patrick was from England or Wales and a Celt. But Italian's have St. Joseph's Day on Tuesday and usually wear red. So lucky you, both St. Paddy's Day and St. Joseph's Day mean a busy week. (Pass that good vino on Tuesday)

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Response to jehop61 (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:01 PM

4. I never heard that.

Thanx!

PEACE!

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