A snake, a pile of hail, and Pattie's Day.

Centralia, Missouri
March 17, 2016 8:33pm CST
My day started out with the finding of a snake stuck in a mouse trap (dead) under someone's desk at work. Then the sun left, and a storm rolled in, with torrential rain (we had hail at home, hubby managed to frantically get the truck's window under cover so no cracked windows). I meant to get some corned beef on the way home, but traffic, and a last minute must do run by the bank caused me to forget, so we made some ham. How was your Pattie's day? No snakes and better luck I do hope.
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@UncleJoe (9460)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 Mar 16
I cooked corned beef and cabbage because nobody here would eat the snake.
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@JolietJake (49766)
• United States
18 Mar 16
I have a story I could tell about eating a live snake on a $50 bet once...
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
Heard snake tastes like chicken
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
@JolietJake ewwwwwwww, pass. Lol
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@JolietJake (49766)
• United States
18 Mar 16
I had a Paddy's Day instead. The snake I saw was still alive when I left, just acting a bit sluggish from the cold water. I raised a little hail on myLot, but didn't see any outside.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
No wonder it was all in texas
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@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
18 Mar 16
Siant Patrick and snake
We do have snakes in England, but very rarely see many. Of course there will have been nobody in Ireland seeing any snakes thanks to St Patrick banishing them all.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
Was that one of the things he did, I am not good with history
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@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
19 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt He is reputed to have driven out all the snakes from Ireland, but in reality Ireland did not have any indigenous species. It is similar to the story of England's Patron saint, Saint George, who is known for slaying the4 dragon.
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Mar 16
@Asylum I wonder what he might have done to have started that reputation
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@celticeagle (117141)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
No snakes. Thank the Gods! I had a wonderful bowl(or two) of corned beef and cabbage. Yum! Hope your ham was good too.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
It was good. I am going to hit the store tonight and see if corned beef isn't on sale
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@celticeagle (117141)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt ....That'd be great.
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Mar 16
@celticeagle It was actually, he cooked one up late last night, I didnt get any cause I went to bed, will get some tonight if he leaves me any. He really likes his corned beef! lol
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• Preston, England
18 Mar 16
impressive that a mouse trap can catch a snake
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• Preston, England
18 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt I think they are banned here
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Mar 16
@arthurchappell I think they should be banned all over!
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• United States
18 Mar 16
St. Paddy's Day, just like other 'holidays' are not much different than any other day.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
Very true
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• United States
18 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt At least for us anyway.
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@maggs224 (1713)
• Alicante, Spain
18 Mar 16
I didn't see any snakes nor did I eat any corned beef and cabbage. But I did spend a lovely afternoon with @jabo and her hubby and when we took them back to their hotel we saw many folks decked out in green celebrating St Patrick's day.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
Sounds like a lovely day
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@maggs224 (1713)
• Alicante, Spain
19 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt It was a very lovely day
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Mar 16
Poor snake! I guess he was a little one was he?
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
Yeah a baby, poor thing. I hope his siblings aren't inside too
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt If they are, they'll be getting bigger!
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@Hate2Iron (7664)
• Canada
19 Mar 16
Yikes... a snake under someone's desk. Now that creeps me out. My Pattie's Day was all about doing all things that a 4 year old would like to do. I have one little Bossy Boots for a granddaughter lol!!
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Mar 16
Yeah I dont want to wear sandles to work anymore lol
@Tampa_girl7 (24886)
• United States
19 Mar 16
It was a very stormy day, no snakes.
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Mar 16
glad you missed on the snakes, lol
@garymarsh6 (13204)
• United Kingdom
18 Mar 16
OH my goodness. I would not step foot in that office I can tell you.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
The thought did cross my mind but I gotta work
@GardenGerty (96618)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Mar 16
I planted potatoes. Snake would have done well to let St. Pattie drive him out.
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@xFiacre (4226)
• Ireland
18 Mar 16
@jessicalynnt Starting the day off with a snake would just spoil life for me.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
It certainly was an unusual start to my day
@Hatley (164759)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Mar 16
No ts Paddy day to us who have irish blood short for st Patricks d ay we had corned beef an cab bage and it was so good Happy St Patrick's day
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
I will have to mak hubby some later
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
18 Mar 16
No snakes. Sunshine most of the day. High winds and torrential downpour this evening.
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Mar 16
No snakes is a good day, lol
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@Mike197602 (13365)
• Worcester, England
19 Mar 16
Having ham is actually more traditionally Irish than corned beef It's been interesting reading all these posts from the US about st patricks day and food etc. Most of the US traditions are Irish american rather than irish. Looking up the origins of corned beef is quite different. All my biological family are Irish living in ireland and I've lived there too and really st patricks day celebrations are relatively new in ireland in the current form...it's actually come over to ireland from america