Happy Evacuation Day!

Greetings and Happy Evacuation Day from Mark in Boston. There is no Paddy’s Day in Boston but one of the few things early on that united the new Irish and the old establishment Yankees was a celebration of the day the British forces abandoned Boston Harbour. More here from Michael Ring. There’s also the Britain and Ireland interview with Globe journalist, Kevin Cullen!

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  • Rory

    Jesus! No Paddy’s Day on Boston. You can’t be serious. This is worth going to war over. Who will join my coalition of forces to liberate Holy Irish Boston from the baleful influence of the tight arsed WASPS?

  • Slugger O’Toole Admin

    Read the links first Rory: down boy, down! Tell me you’ve not been to the pub yet!?

  • TL

    I’ve already had a good 6 drunken phone calls from Massachusetts (it is 2:45 my time) thanks to this combo holiday. Most people are off work, so they are off to the pub 1st thing.
    TL

  • Kathy_C

    posted by Kathy C

    Hi all and Happy St. Patricks day.

    Great picture and great article. Helps some of you over there in Ireland understand the US better. There have been some conversations on this board regarding the American Revolution…good for you to see how we still celebrate getting rid of the brits….;0).

    I must say, though, you are adding to the negative sterotype about the Irish being drunks.
    Back a few years…SF was alllll upset when Clinton mentioned that SF and the UUP and others were like drunks…they just wouldn’t let it go and kept going back to the bar. Oh, the outcry about that….Martin McGuiness’s feelings were hurt…Adams made comments…. It’s always how the Irish are nothing but drunks….and you had to add to it today. I’m sure many of you will say I don’t have a sense of humor….actually I do…but stating it’s early afternoon in Boston and all calls have been from drunks…not good at all and definately not funny….You’re Irish and you add to it….shame on you

    posted by Kathy C

  • TL

    I think only one the people who called me was Irish. Just drunk, using the day off and the open pubs as an excuse. Relax darlin’ I’m not trying to paint everyone with one brush.
    TL

  • Rory

    I don’t know whether or not you might be fond of alcohol, Kathy C, but your comments seem somewhat less than sober. Perhaps it’s that you are young and immature and perhaps imbued with modern US culture. Nothing to worry about, girl, you’ll grow out of it I’m sure. Life tends to be kind in that way.

  • kathy c

    posted by Kathy C

    Hi all,,

    Rory, What makes you think I wasn’t sober or that I’m young ????

    TL, When you say “Most people are off work, so they are off to the pub 1st thing.” is totally wrong…MOST PEOPLE were at work… You may not be painting everyone with the same brush…but you sure did try to paint the IRISH with a drunken brush.

  • Rory

    I did not suggest that you were not sober, Kathy C, indeed your contribution makes me think that uou would rarely if ever be not so. I did however wonder about the sobriety of your remarks concerning your observations of others’ sobriety and it was the unthoughtfulness of those remarks which I associated in my mind with immaturity.

    If I am wrong, I apologise and beg your forgiveness.

  • TL

    Kathy,
    I was making a light remark and no where was I talking about the Irish. I was talking in general about MY OWN drunken friends. So if you need to read anything into my statements read the fact that my circle of friends drink too much on March 17th.
    T