Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hints of Spring

The vernal equinox will arrive in about two weeks - two days after St. Patrick's day. The earliest secular celebrations of Paddy's day happened in the USA - not Ireland as you might suspect. It was in Boston in in 1737 in the form of a public parade and a show of Irish immigrant solidarity. Other early celebrations occured in Montreal in 1759 and New York in 1762. St. Patrick was not a native Irishman - he was brought there as a slave! Although homesick, he fell in love with the Emerald Isle, and tried to civilize the natives using shamrocks .

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Tenth Anniversary of Surgery

It's been ten years since cancer surgery.  I have new camera. :)