Well, sort of, kinda, maybe.
It is my first St. Patrick's Day knowing that my heritage is 6% Irish according to Ancestry.com. The majority of my ancestry is exactly what I knew it was- East European Jewish and Western European. But after that 81% comes Ireland.
- Is that why I liked the Boston Celtics when I was a kid?
- Does that explain why I felt at home in an Irish pub across the street from the Notre Dame campus?
- Does it give any insight as to why Celtic spirituality has always resonated?
I don't know how all this stuff works, but I did find it interesting that my Great Britain level was less than 1%. Just proves what the Irish have often told us- they are not really part of Great Britain.
Since I don't drink alcoholic beverages, I will have to find a different way to celebrate my first St. Patrick's Day as part of the Irish crowd. Corned beef and cabbage? Sounds good to me. Maybe I'll get some green food coloring and put it in my water. Does McDonald's still have those green shakes?
A whole new world has opened up to me.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!
Oh, just for fun, here again is my short video I did for the camera club on the color green.