3/17/2005

Irish-American

My ma was an O'Shaughnessy. My da is a Fitzgerald. It's St. Patrick's Day, and we're celebratin' here at NASA. I've been asked to "take time to remember the enduring contributions of those Irish-Americans who have given this country ... so much," I'm pretty sure this doesn't mean I can take off the rest of the month. Did you know that "Nine of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Irish-Americans?" When did they become Irish-Americans? During the act of signing? At the end of the revolutionary war? What were they before that? Irish-America-the-continent-not-America-the-country-ians?

Yes, I know, I'm being daft.

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