Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Weston

Not Weston. Photo credit to an awesome friend who lives in Chicago.

Now to be fully honest here, as a Dutch-American of New York descent (there’s something wrong there but I’m going with it) I just don’t care about St. Patrick’s Day. There, I’ve said it, all my Irish Bostonian friends. I don’t think the majority of people even know who St. Patrick was, and I do not think St. Pat was the patron of green beer. Or green rivers (thank you for that every single year, Chicago).

Because I am who I am, I had to find out about this St. Patrick. His real name was Maewyn Succat but realizing that did not flow off the tongue, he switched it to Patrick which means “father figure.” Also, he was Roman, not Irish, though he spent most of his time trying to convert the Irish to Christianity. And he was never actually canonized as they didn’t do that when he was around. I have to say it’s all a bit flimsy really since he also didn’t die in the typically horrible way of most early saints. Did you know the original color of St. Patrick’s Day is blue? Yeah, that got changed after the Irish Rebellion to green.

If you are feeling Irish and like being around a lot of people, the St. Patrick’s Day parade is held on Sunday, March 20 in Boston. I’m skipping that. On the other hand, Trillium, owned by local Weston residents (see Owl here), is holding a popup Biergarten at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Friday-Sunday from 12-7 pm and that is most definitely worth it. Especially tomorrow because hello!! 70 degrees! More info here: https://www.trilliumbrewing.com/upcoming-events.

Here in Weston, may I suggest using St. Patrick’s Day to do good? At 3:30 pm, the teachers take on the students (and lose) at the high school in a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis. Actually, everyone wins. Can’t make it? Send some money over by venmo. I personally cannot wait to see Mr. Oates and Mr. Peri go down in a blaze of glory. I hope that someone made Mr. Oates use his leprechaun outfit today.

WMS Assistant Principal Phil Oates in last year’s Wes-TEN Who Wore it Best?

Hope to see you at the game! Go ‘cats!

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