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