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Thursday, March 17, 2011: Leaping leprechauns, it was St. Patrick's Day.  Mark was out to lunch at the Brainerd VFW Club with friend Darrell Schneider, sometimes spelled O'Schneider on March 17th.  Darrell is Mayor of Crosslake, Minnesota. 

The lady in the middle is Dee Rager from Pequot Lakes, MN.  Wearin the green, she looked very Irish. 

Q: What is the name of an Irish walking stick?  A: Shileileigh.

Lunch was corned beef and cabbage.  Green beer and partially green cake surrounded this fine meal.

Q: What is the name of a flowering plant associated with Irish?  A: Shamrock.      

The dessertcake with mint and chocolate frosting tasted every bit as good, if not better, than it looked.

Q: What is another name for Ireland?  A: The Emerald Isla or Erin. 

Later in the day, Paula and Mark were at the Brainerd American Legion Club for another Irish meal.  What is that funny looking hat you are wearing Mark? 

Q: Who was the Saint who is associated with Ireland?  A: St Patrick, who chased the snakes out of Ireland.

Q:  What kind of crop failed in Ireland?  A: Potatoes.   

Close-up of the hat on the cook in the kitchen.

Quite a few Irish, or those who wished they were Irish, showed up for dinner that night.   

Q: Brings bad luck if you don't kiss it?  A: Blarney Stone


Dessert was excellent even if it did have stars on top.

Q: What American presidents were of Irish heritage?  A; John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

Q: Titles of songs sung on St. Patrick's Day.  A: Danny Boy and When Irish Eyes are Smiling.

Only 365 more days until the next St. Patrick's Day.    


March 25, 2011 e-mail: Mark, Enjoyed every minute of our lunch.  Thanks for featuring my picture on your highly renowned Web site.  Darrell Schneider. 

Quote of the day:  St. Patrick's Day comes but once a year.   Mark < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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