Yesterday, my family braved the subarctic winter and cases of neverending flu to view Toronto’s St. Patrick’s parade. It’s our family tradition to go to the parade and then have a Shamrock shake. So we ended up having two green-infused frozen treats yesterday.
So in honour of family traditions and St. Patrick’s Day, here’s an postcard from my great-grandfather of a four-leaf clover and happy couple drinking, circa 1907:
Postcard message (handwriting and caption combined):
“When the Harvest Days are over! We will be In clover! Nellie and I. [arrow pointing at couple] Not booze only cider.”
Here’s the back side:
If there is any luck of the Irish to be had today, I’d like to use it to banish winter and flu from my presence for at least another year!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!