Clay Aiken – An Irish Treat!

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

Did you have a chance to see Clay on Bold on Friday morning.  It was an excellent show. Clay was on fire and ready to get the true opinions from both sides of political discussions.

I was especially interested in the Bookstore  segment.  Andre Aciman,  the author of “Call Me By Your Name”  was very interesting. The book has been adapted to an award-winning movie and received this year’s Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, after over a decade of publication.

What was your favorite part of the show?

Did you know:

  • The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City?
  • 36.3 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2008. This number was more than eight times the population of Ireland itself (4.4 million)?
  • The Irish flag is green, white and orange. The green symbolizes the people of the south, and orange, the people of the north. White represents the peace that brings them together as a nation?
  • Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck?
  • Leprechauns are little make-believe fairies from Ireland. They are the little old men who are shoemakers for the fairies. They usually stand about 2 feet tall. The legend is that if you catch one you can force him to tell you where he hides his gold?
  • School children have started a little tradition of their own. They pinch classmates who don’t wear green on this holiday. Wearing green is strictly a U.S. custom, as the color green is not popular in Ireland. Green is connected to the old green flag and a time when Ireland was not free.

 Whatever Clay is doing this holiday, I hope he wears one of his green sweaters, eats corned beef and cabbage, some soda bread and sings a lovely Irish song to whomever is around!

I am so glad that I found the following Video today.

It is an Irish treat! (Even if it isn’t Clay!!)

I hope you will watch!

What are you doing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Will you remember to wear green?

Will you tip back a Guinness?

Whatever you do, have fun and look forward to all the wonderful things that are in the future for Clay and his fans!!!


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