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17th March 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

posted in Just life |

As I rush off to two school committee meetings (finance subcommittee at 6 and regularly scheduled meeting at 7), both televised live from LTC cable channel 10, I wanted to take a moment to share an Irish blessing on this, the very American holiday of St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrating the day has always been a big tradition in my family, mostly because my father made it so, with his green attire and accessories (right down to shamrock boxer shorts). For me, the day will always be about family, wearing green, and eating corned beef and cabbage, and especially remembering my father, who died on St. Patrick’s Day 17 years ago. In that spirit and on this glorious feels-like spring day:

May the road rise up to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face

And the rain fall soft upon your fields

And until we meet again

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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