Saturday, 16 March 2013
St. Paddy's Day
I remember as a child quite a fuss
being made about St Patrick's Day.
Especially about wearing something green.
Grandad especially used to have us on about it,
just in a joking sort of way.
Maybe it's because we lived in what I always
think of as the catholic part of town.
There was always a St Patrick's Day concert in
the evening in the school hall which was just down the road,
alongside the schools, the church,
the convent and the Marist brothers.
We were one of three protestant families in the street
but no-one cared, least of all the kids.
So tomorrow I will wear a little piece o' green...
and remember St Patrick, and my Grandad...
and think a little of my childhood days.
A happy St. Paddy's Day to you all.