Thursday, March 17, 2005

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I wasn't sure what web site to post, to celebrate March 17th, so I decided to tell you about another web site that I manage, at

Hubbardston, Michigan is my home town. A lot of us, maybe most of us, are descended directly from people in Ireland. This web site is about the history of Hubbardston, as well as acting as a community web site.

This small town does not celebrate too many holidays, but St. Patrick's Day is always a big day. The only bar in town is Shiels Tavern, claiming to be the oldest in Michigan (first to get a license after prohibition). It will be packed today and especially tonight. People have been known to take today off from work...

The American Legion is the other place in town to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Both usually have a dinner with Irish stew and so-on.

I won't be there tonight, but I know people who will be. The following phrases are from

Saint Patrick's Day
Lá Fhéile Pádraig
/law ae-leh paw-rig/

A pint of Guinness, please.
Pionta Guinness, le do thoil.

Kiss me, I'm Irish!
Tabhair póg dom, táim Éireannach

St. Patrick's Day blessing opun you
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!


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