Happy Saint Patrick’s day to all! Today is a celebration of Ireland’s patron saint and a celebration for all of those with Irish roots, including my own family on the maternal side. I always remind people that the Irish had a truly tough time when they came to the USA. They were not welcomed warmly, mainly because of being Roman Catholics. My own family experienced dreadful prejudice due to their Irish birth, but the Irish are survivors and certainly have proven that to the world. I really do appreciate my ancestors’ struggles, and I do appreciate them for it. It has made my life easier as second generation American!