As with most things, I blame my mother. When I was a kid, she would send me to school in a green dress with a green cardboard crown that said “Erin Go Bragh” in glitter – and I would wear it – ALL DAY! I may have had some sort of wand with streamers – but that memory is a bit fuzzy – must have been the booze. I guess I’m just festive like that – or a total dork. But with a name like MAEGAN KATHLEEN SHANAHAN (maiden name) I really shouldn’t have to worry about getting pinched for not wearing green – I have no choice. I am as green as they come -without the alcohol problem- although most of the Shanahan’s in my family did not escape that one.
Right: 1980-ish, and so proud
Mick: A derogatory term for an Irishman, usually Catholic and sometimes drunk
On St. Patrick’s Day everyone’s a mick.