If you looks at my brother-on-law Spec’s Facebook profile pic, (and another of my Argus-completing father-in-law) taken at a Halloween dress-up party they held last year, you might get the hint that we enjoy St Paddy’s day in our family (here they are, for your viewing pleasure):
And while my family’s not alone in enjoying St Patrick’s Day, it is a little more special for us as my dad’s family tree does actually wind back to the river Slaney in Ireland (that’s where our surname ‘Delaney’ part comes from… and the fact that some say it translates to ‘River of Health’ may explain why my dad’s aged so well.)
We even found mugs with the crests of both our family names on when we were in Disney World a fistful of years ago:
But I digress. You’re not here for a family history lesson. The more obvious reason to celebrate St Patrick’s day is that my dad’s name is Patrick. So all these fascinating facts add up to us always making a point of enjoying St Patrick’s Day. As we did yesterday…
Hope you had a great one too! 🙂 For more on the actual St Patrick and why his name day is celebrated (ridding Ireland of snakes, anyone?), click here.