Sorry. I asked the question because I live in Missouri. There is
surely a large amount of Irish men and women. I, however, am not
connected to this scene yet. Noone ever realy celebrated this day back in
my hometown of 732. I don't want any pity--just understanding. I have
grown up with relatives who have nearly rejected/ignored their roots. My
brother and I have begun to get back to our roots. I have begun tracing
my genealogy and joined this list because it has been a great source of
relevant discussion for me. Surely there is more to being Irish than St.
Patrick's Day. If you insult me--questioning my 'Irishness' because I am
unfamiliar with the social traditions (which were never passed down...) of
a holiday, then, I may not want anything to do with this. This is a lot
for me to digest, but I am trying. ...trying to strenghten/rebuild those
ties that have rusted and decayed from lack of use.
Please, if I may pose the question again:
"What do YOU do to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?" I beleive that
everyone has their own way of celebrating the holiday. This is as good a
topic as any on this list. I have gotten a few responses. One
mentioned "Mickey's Big-Mouth"(good any time of year) and another was a
good one mentioning mass.
Don't try and discredit my efforts. Why not encourage me? Do what you want.
Brad [log in to unmask]
On Thu, 17 Mar 1994, James Nee wrote:
> Any one who feels compelled to ask others how to correctly celebrate anything ha
> s a very dubious claim to being irish