Wednesday, March 17, 2010


St. Patty's Day reminds me of my sweet Nana. My dad's mom (my Nana), was born in Great Britain and met my grandfather, an American, while he was stationed in London during WWII. They fell in love during the war and were married in Great Britain before V-E day. My Nana left Britain at 21 years old to follow her love to America. Their love story is my favorite. I loved to hear her tell it. It was one of the stories she sometimes told me as we shared "tea" together. Even though she has been gone almost 5 years, I miss her so much. What I wouldn't give for just one more cup of tea with her and to hear her sweet voice. Over 60 years in America and she never lost her accent.

She was one of the most amazing and brilliant women I have ever known. She always encouraged me to study hard so that I could have the opportunities in life that she was unable to. She desperately wanted to go to college, but in the 1940's her parents simply didn't see the need for her to be educated any further.

St. Patty's Day was one of her favorite holidays because she would get together with some of her Irish girlfriends and have a traditional Irish lunch or dinner. I would assume she choose fish and chips or bangers and mash, although I'm not sure. My Nana had about 10-15 girlfriends from England and Ireland that she would have tea with or play darts with regularly. Precious huh?

As for me my St. Patty's day was a fairly typical day, other than the fact that I wore green (it's really not my color). I observed court all morning and then had a meeting with my supervising attorney this afternoon to discuss my cases.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

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