Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

So we came to our Boles for the weekend. We brought the snowmobiles because we weren’t sure if we could drive up with the recent snow. Here are are leaving home.

Above is the view when we arrived, almost no snow. Below is my Rosemary Irish Breakfast tea steeping this morning, getting ready to make Ceo Maidin this evening.

Ceo Maidin recipe

As a child my grandmother told me I should wear orange and not green in St. Patrick’s Day in honor of William of Orange. This is the first time I had heard anything of the politics involved in her family’s heritage. So I chose since then to wear both orange and green on St. Patrick’s Day ever since. I also delved into genealogy and history more including visiting family sites in Scotland and Northern Ireland. But the sweater with orange and green that I have worn since the eighties is falling apart. Despite the controversy, I still want to wear both colors to represent a hopeful peace between the Irish Catholics and Protestants that did not seem to exist when we visited Belfast 10 years ago. So I will wear my Ben and Jerry’s T-shirt. But I will also wear an Aran sweater made in Ireland during The Troubles.

William of Orange. History of Orange and St. Patrick’s Day

We will eat corned beef and cabbage. And then enjoy Ceo Maidin made with Jameson whiskey around a bon fire and celebrate the amazing contributions of the Irish and pray for peace in the world.

Plus we will enjoy the views and wildlife of this amazing place.

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3 Responses to Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

  1. Jeanne says:

    What an interesting post! I had never heard of wearing orange for St. Patrick’s Day. My daughter just read this afternoon, that you should wear blue not green! She needed a nap, so she’ll check that out later. We’re not Irish, so our ancestors never did much on that day. Your Aran sweater is beautiful, and I got a chuckle out of the Ben & Jerry’s T-shirt!

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