Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day today and 1977

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

I have a confession to make. Despite being of (mostly) Irish heritage, I’ve never willingly eaten corned beef and cabbage. You can be sure it won’t be served at my house tonight.

I got sentimental today and went in search of some old, old, old photos. They were taken 3/17/1977 in Plattsburgh, NY. It was my last semester of college at SUNY Plattsburgh. A girlfriend and I who were in a photography class together decided to grab our cameras and chronicle the craziness that was St. Patrick’s Day.

The first photo is one my friend took. If you look on the left-hand side you'll see me with my camera.

Believe it or not, I still own that denim jacket I was wearing. I bought it when I was in high school.

The next photo is the one I was taking. That's a lot of happy people. Of course the alcohol could have had something to do with their disposition.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
~Irish Blessing

Go mbeannai Dia duit
(May God Bless You)

1 comment:

Courtney Walsh said...

My husband is Irish, but I've never eaten corned beef and cabbage either!! (No desire at all!) I love your pictures. How fun! :)