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  • Borrowing Days and April Fools
    April 7, 2019 Lori McAlister

    Borrowing Days and April Fools

    This holiday of trickery fits well with the Northern Hemispheric change of season at the Vernal Equinox. Spring weather is nothing if not temperamental and unpredictable. There is much weather lore connected to the vagaries of springtime. Most of us know that if “March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb” and “April showers bring May flowers.” Here are some Irish maxims: “Thunder in April (or on All Fools’ Day), floods in May.” “A cold April and a full barn.” And “When April blows its horn, ‘tis good for hay and corn.”
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  • “Madder than a March Hare”
    March 28, 2019 Lori McAlister

    “Madder than a March Hare”

    The White Rabbit in “Alice and Wonderland” is heard to say, “I’m late, I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say ‘hello, goodbye,’ I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!” (Perhaps he’s from Ireland?)
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  • Guinness Brownies
    March 16, 2019 Terry Kast

    Guinness Brownies

    Brownies 12T melted butter cooled slightly 2T buttermilk powder 4 large eggs 2T real vanilla extract 1/2c Guinness Stout 2 cheap (not name brand) brownie mixes 1/2c Ghirardelli 60% Cacao bittersweet chips 1/2c Ghirardelli double chocolate bittersweet chips Instructions: Preheat...

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  • Good Saint Patrick
    March 13, 2019 Lori McAlister

    Good Saint Patrick

    Only those who are in the closest intimacy with objects venture to treat them familiarly, and the Irish find it easy to joke, without disrespect, of that which is dearest to them. However, only an Irish-American could ever have conceived the ideas of Saint Patrick as an editor of Prayboy magazine.  - Henry D Spalding
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