Gerry and I always like to go out for St. Patrick's day and celebrate being Irish. I have a number of Irish ancestors with the likes of Fitzpatrick, Carroll and Taylor in my line. My grandmother on mom's side was a Fitzpatrick so I have a good excuse to celebrate St. Patrick's day. Gerry was happy to acknowledge being Irish by way of our marriage, at least on March 17th.
An Irish friend of mine said that in Ireland the day is a religious holiday and not spent like it is here in the U.S. I prefer our way of celebrating more and follow the U.S. tradition except for the green beer.
A few years ago Gerry & I along with our good friend Gerry Cavanaugh and his wife Yvonne celebrated St. Patrick's day at the Irish Pub here in Tucson. Gerry C was the most Irish friend I ever had and was extremely proud of his Irish heritage, including rooting for the Fighting Irish from Notre Dame. He passed away three years ago on St. Patrick's day and I felt it was only fitting that we raised a beer to him on this special day. Here's to you Gerry, you are missed.
|Yvonne & Gerry Cavanaugh|
|Irish Pub, Tucson, AZ|
|Jameson's Irish Whiskey, $4.00 a shot.|
|Here's your Jameson.|
|Wonder who she is waiting for?|
|Mike, Martha & Kathy|
We had a nice time getting to know them and joking around with them. They all work in the area and the two ladies have lived here for a number of years while Mike moved here within the last 5 years. We had a great time with them and exchanged phone numbers and are looking forward to meeting them at their next monthly dinner meeting.
They have all traveled extensively and were very interesting people. It is always nice to meet people who have a view of the world from first hand experience.
That was our day this St. Patrick's Day, how was yours?