Happy St Patrick’s Day !

Happy St Patrick’s Day to everyone! ¬† I have ancestors from Wales, but as far as I know none¬†from Ireland – but we’re all Irish on St Patrick’s Day, is that not right?

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This enormous green beer balloon with a three-leaf clover* adorns the Harp Lager (Irish beer) display in the grocery store here by me. Three or four leaf clovers? Well, it’s usually three. The four leaf variety occurs only in 1 in 10,000 little clovers. Four-leaf clovers were Celtic charms, presumed to offer magical protection and ward off bad luck.


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