I know that a lot of people don't celebrate St. Patrick's day. I can understand that. Some of the fun parties they have on this day are not for everybody. And not everyone likes a parade. I think the idea of celebrating somebody who was a missionary is a nice idea. Most of all I just love all the green and the cute decorations that go with it. I have an Irish lassie salt and pepper set that I put out and in one of my flea market excursions, I found a lovely lady dancer figurine that goes perfectly with them. I put out all of the green things I could find around the house.
On top of this, I just love Ireland. When I went to Europe, l went on the Eurail pass which started in Amsterdam. My friend could get away earlier and she went to Ireland without me, so I never got to see my dream place.
When I was a little girl, for some reason, our school did celebrate the holiday and we colored lots of pictures that were shamrocks, hats, and even a Patrick Potato poem and color picture. So, very early, it was just inserted into my set of holidays I loved to acknowledge.
I'm planning on wearing my greet sweater on that day and my tiny shamrock earrings. Hope you have a grand day whether you celebrate St. Patrick's day or not.
(The little picture on the right is from It's a Small World at the 1964 New York World's Fair.)