Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Paddy's Day!



My memory of Saint Patrick's Day in Galway was doing the guard of honor for the parade in the rain with the FCA. It wasn't much fun standing around all morning getting wet, but we got to see the majorettes up close and later on we were given a free lunch in Lydon's restaurant, which was a big deal for most of us.

A few years later I was living in New York and went to see the massive parade on fifth avenue over there. I ended up staying out most of the night speaking in my Irish accent (from the bits I remember). Paddy's Day in Galway was never the same again.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Peter

4 comments:

Uku said...

Peter,

thank you for sharing and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

You should definitely host zazen to your students wearing that hat! :)

Take care!

Yours,
Markus

Harry said...

Peter,

An Irish man who can remember Paddy's Day? Surely, that picture's all wrong.

I was a model of restraint yesterday (but not abstainance!)

Hope ye all had a blast.

Harry.

Peter said...

Thanks Markus,

I'd better just keep that hat for Buddhist ceremonies.

Regards,

Peter

Peter said...

Harry,

It was a good few years ago, but I remember up to when someone mentioned "trying a few green margeritas".

Good to hear ye enjoyed the day, and the weather was kind. Fairly quite at our place. Abstinence and a few cups of cha.

Regards,

Peter

 
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