"Glucklichen St Patrick Tag!" Or "Glucklichen St der Tag von Patrick!" Or something like that.)
Actually, I think perhaps I ought to share some better St. Patty's Day greetings with you--vintage ones, because they appeal to me so much. (And hey, no jokes about the somewhat vintage nature of the Grammy up there with the green hair and eyes, you hear?)
If you like to read about the Irish, you might enjoy the novel I am currently reading, A Distant Prospect by Annette Young. Although I am only a little over half-way through it, I ADORE this book, which features a young Irish heroine and her utterly endearing Irish "daid," who have moved to Australia after a family tragedy to forge a new life for themselves. It is so good that I believe every reader will love it and every writer will wish they'd written it!
And of course, how can I leave without a wee plug for my own novel about the Irish? Erin's Ring tells the story about how those plucky immigrants came to this country in waves during the 19th century and changed it forever--for the better, of course!
Okay, then. Tonight, I'll raise my glass of green beer (or more likely, Coca-Cola Light, Germany's version of Diet Coke) to all of you, dear readers, and say, "Slainte!" I will indeed!