On Mon, 26 Feb 1996, maryfsmith wrote:
> My name is Mary Hogan Smith. I am the directress of a boys home in Redmond,
> WA. (also known as the home of Microsoft.) Okay, I'm really an elementary
> ed. degreed stay-at-home-mom raising four sons (Sean, Kevin, Brian and Colin.)
> Do any of you have children? And what do you do with them, if anything, to
> celebrate the Celtic in you?
I have three.
Sidney Higgins Deering, mother of Anya Rebecca and wife of Tom
Deirdre Jacqueline Rosebrook, mother of Sidney Ian
Alanna Maud Stauffer, wife of Ryan (whose mother's family are Butlers)
Being died in the wool pagans (and Catholics in recovery) we ~do not~
celebrate the anniversary of that Roman/British slave who was sainted as
Patrick. Rather, we honor the sabbats and cross quarter days (except
for Sidney and Tom who are much too scientific to fall for such
superstitious stuff as deities and spirits) with a mix of celebration and
ritual that often incorporates elements from our Native American ancestry
as well - of which my children have more than I because their father is
1/2 Scots and 3/8 Omak and 1/8 who knows what.