Whale Oil Beef Hooked! It’s St. Paddy’s Day!

Whale, oil, beef, hooked! I swear upon the holy book
The only ‘craic’ you’ll get is a slap in the ear
Whale, oil, beef, hooked! I’ll up and burst yer filthy mug
If you draw one more shamrock in me beer!

An Irish Pub Song, The Rumjacks

Oh my word, I almost forgot that today is St. Patrick’s Day! You would think with as much Irish blood that I have running through my veins I’d automatically remember. 😆

Now I am reminded that it’s time to play my favorite Irish songs and I also need to order our clan tartans for the upcoming Irish Festival in Virginia City this June. Yes, that’s right, we have enough Irish folks here to have a proper festival. ☘️

Last year was the first time we we drove up there and watched the parade while eating schnitzel and drinking German beer…

We also both have a lot of German blood in us, too so we figured why not celebrate both.

It was lovely to see everyone out doing their Irish ancestors proud…

…and to hear the bagpipes as they went along…

Next time we’ll dress up to represent our own clan!

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