Growing up, St Patrick’s day and Mickey Mouse you are my lucky charm shirt was a huge celebration in my family. My father always made corned beef and cabbage. As you can see, my father named his two younger children after his parents. We had soda bread and other Irish treats including Guinness chocolate mousse and special scones. My father played Irish tunes all day long and he would drink Irish whiskey. When we were old enough, my brother and I also drank Irish whiskey with my dad, although I preferred it in coffee with a dash of cream. I don’t celebrate anything like my father did, although I might stop and do something special in honor of my paternal grandparents and my father.
My father often tried to sneak my St Patrick’s day and Mickey Mouse you are my lucky charm shirt and I out of the house dressed up as little Irish folk Leprechauns or fairies to take around to his favorite watering holes on St. Patrick’s Day. Although my father passed away when I was in my 20s, he was celebrating St. Patrick’s day just a few months before he left this earth. It was my father’s favorite Holiday and he never let it pass without some sort of very special celebration.