I made gifts I never received homemade gifts.
My family not ready - Scottish here. But my kids are part Irish. In MN my then exh and his family - they are all 100% Swedish 1st generation Americans and heavy drinkers - always went to Minneapolis to celebrate St Patrick's Day.
The parades were always cool but it was at one of them I found the only beer I ever really, really liked. (In CA if I drank beer before it was always Coors Light.)
This terrific beer was produced by a small beer company in MN and was a DARK beer. Unfortunately they went out of business which was a shame for I never found any after that parade.
Generally I don't like beer. Which made my liking the dark beer really amazing. 8-)
My kids (Irish through their Dad) wore green. I never did, again Scottish! LOLOL My English grandparents would have shuddered if I had. King Henry
My Scottish Grandparents & rels, and my Dad would have had conniption fits. The family ties to Bonny Prince Charlie were family legends.
But I still enjoyed the Parades. LOL
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