Thursday, March 17, 2011

{Lá Fhéile Pádraig}

Happy Saint Patrick's Day 2011 from Arizona!

I'm 50% Irish and proud of it. Here's a claim to fame for ya ...

My paternal grandfather (who I never met because he passed away when I was in the
womb) was born on Saint Patrick's Day in Dublin. That was the same Saint Patrick's
Day that they held the first St. Patty's Day parade in Dublin. And the parade route
when right by the hospital where he was born. True story. I had heard of it, and it
almost sounded like folklore. But I researched the details when I was in Ireland --
went to public records and got a copy of his birth certificate -- and it turns out it
really happened that way!

Are you looking for some Irish entertainment today?

Check out Mitch On Movies. My friend, Jeff Mitchell, is a film critic. He recently
reviewed three of his favorite Irish films -- "Waking Ned Devine", "The Commitments"
and "Once." He generously loaned me his copies of the first two. So, that's what I'll be
doing tonight. :)

Have a safe and happy Saint Pat's everyone. Sláinte!


TruJen Phtography said...

So cute! I love the history! Had no idea!
Happy St. Patrick's Day/You're grand-daddy's birthday day!
Love from the O'Trumans!

TruJen Phtography said...

Um, no! I have't been drinking.

SplendidlyImperfect said...

I love Waking Ned Devine! Such a good movie.

Your hair is looking good too!

carlene federer said...

Wow Sam, this is the longest i've ever seen your hair! It's super cute! When you heading west to Colorado?