Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1118 times:
I'm just about a purebred.....both sets of paternal great grandparents came straight off the boat. One set of maternal too...it was the fourth set that mixed some Scottish in the genes....a volitile combination!
Pity on this epic day of reckoning the world still has so much to learn from the wise and gentile nature of St. Patrick.
Best wishes for the day to those in the "Old Sod", and Irishmen (and those who wish they were!) everywhere!
Illini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1092 times:
Well, with a last name of O'Malley, I know I've got some Irish in me. But since my paternal grandfather was an orphan, I don't know how much.
And FWIW, I know what you mean about everyone claiming to have Irish roots on St Patrick's day, on the South Side of Chicago it's even more prevelant.
I think it's sad though how we've corrupted this Saint's day in this country; in Ireland is it not more of a solemn occasion? Here it seems everyone uses it as an excuse to drink. Hell, the college town I'm in even has an Unoffical St. Patrick's day the Friday before, since Spring break usually covers the day. They don't want to miss any of the revenue from all the drunk college students.
Me, I think I'm going to go throw my corned beef in now, then maybe go out with some friends tonight to a local bar that's going to have live Irish folk songs and $2.50 pints of Guiness. What is it about pub songs where ANYBODY can sing them it seems
Happy contrails - I support B747Skipper and Jetguy
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11588 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1078 times:
My paternal grandmother came from Ireland. I should be downtown raising a pint right now, but I don't care for beer. I'll toast the day with a few shots of Cuervo Gold while standing under the sign pointing the way to Tipparary.