Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patty's Day

I wish you the luck of the Irish. I'm not sure if somewhere deep inside me there is Irish blood, but I can tell you that there certainly is a part of my soul that belongs to Ireland. As a little girl I went to a Catholic School run my a wonderful order of nuns called the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary or RSHM. I would not be guessing to say that the sisters were influenced by their Irish members. Marymount Quebec had a great tradition of arts and sports as well as being top notch academically. Each year we put on many shows, but one that we always did just for fun was our St Patrick's day show. If my spirit wasn't born Irish, then certainly it was lifted by the beautiful tunes such as the one I've included here for your enjoyment and it danced an Irish jig, much as I learned to do. When I think of St Patrick's Day I think of my cousin Eugene, who we affectionately called Paddy. The RSHMs and Paddy are hugely responsible for my looking to the positive in people and in life. This is a tribute to them.

Happy St Patrick's Day to all of you!


Tabitha said...

Happy belated St. Patrick's Day to you too! The song was very nice! We listened to Celtic Women and Raglan Road yesterday :)

Shannon said...

Happy St. Patty's Day to you too. I'm a day late though. Thanks for sharing your memory with us. I enjoyed reading it.

Scraplin said...

I went to a Catholic grade school named St Patricks. We had mostly nuns for teachers, and one of them was VERY Irish, and I remember she loved Notre Dame. We always celebrated the holiday in a big way. We sang Irish songs in Music.."When Irish eyes are smiling....." and others.I remember fondly the huge family parties we had in the gym with games and the adults drank green beer! haha..