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St. Patrick's Day!

Did I celebrate? No. Not even with corned beef and cabbage, the usual fair we have for St. Patrick's Day. Did I wear green? Yes. Certainly. I have too many hands at work that would pinch me otherwise. No pinchy! No pinchy!

Am I Irish? Yes. My mother's family is Irish/German/French. We didn't know the French part until just before my mother died. Her maiden name was McDermott. I don't know too much about the family history on my mother's side. I think it'd be nice to explore.

I often wonder about her and what her childhood was like. She never really told any stories about what she did as a kid, and I never really asked. Growing up, those aren't things you think to ask about. You just go on thinking your parents never understand what you're going through. I regret that I never got to ask her these things.

I think I shall talk more to my father about his childhood. The one time I did ask, when he was excited and showed me some of his old, old pictures and asked who I thought people were, etc, etc, his face lit up. He's a talker and enjoys talking, but I think he was excited to be able to talk about his life as a kid.

Turns out, it wasn't that boring either. He and his brother put together mini-racing cars. I suppose you could say they were the equivalent of go-carts, but not quite. They modeled them after the drag-racing cars of his day and used to go to the school yard to race with one of their friends. They even did 'pit stops' and everything. It kinda was neat to learn a little bit about him and what he did as a kid.

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electricsoup
Mar. 18th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
You know, I had never heard of the pinching thing until this year - all my life I'd never heard of it.

And I have to admit, if someone pinched me because I wasn't wearing green, hell, if someone just came up and pinched me period, I think I'd punch them. :)
ashamanmat
Mar. 18th, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
wow, I forgot to wear green all day... and I didnt get pinched, maybe thats because no one saw me as I was watching my nephew all day...
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