There was a time, way long ago, that I played the bagpipes with the University of Iowa Scottish Highlanders. We were often kept busy on St. Patrick's Day playing gigs at local bars. You want a picture? Unfortunately, the only one I have scanned in is this tiny wee one of the club officers; the rest of my photos are all in storage. I'm third from the left. Yeah, I know; you'll just have to take my word that that's me.
Okay, how about this instead? Here I am climbing Crough Patrick in 2004. According to legend, this is the mountain where St. Patrick stood when he chased the snakes, dragons, and demons out of Ireland.
Gawd, I really do need a new raincoat. I've had that one since college. But I love it!
So, anybody have crazy plans for celebrating the day?
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