Thursday, March 17, 2011

Erin go Bragh!

Growing up my mother decorated for every holiday. And I mean every holiday! St. Patrick's Day got as much attention as all the others and we loved it! We loved waking up not knowing what would be written on the mirror in lipstick, what balloons and streamers we might find, and what out of the ordinary chocolate trail we would find honoring this saint or that fictional character. Holidays were celebrated in full force as a child. I try to do some of that at our house, but I know it is not to the magnitude it was done for me.

Specifically, I remember some garland that would appear every March 17th hung across the fireplace mantle. It said, "Erin Go Bragh." My sister and I, every time, would say "Erin, go get your bra!" We thought we were hilarious, year after year. Clearly, the "Ireland Forever" sentiment was lost on the two of us, but I still laugh when I see that somewhere for St. Patty's Day.

I'd put a picture up by my computer is angry and redirecting and I think it has a virus.


Brittany said...

What are you talking about...we were hilarious.

Lauren in GA said...

I have no doubt that the two of you were completely hilarious.

Your mom is so awesome.

At least you two knew that Bragh is prounounced like bra. I would have been saying, "brag" and saying that Erin needed to brag about something.

grandma said...

Jaime, Jaime! why does THE MOM never find these great things out til years after the fact!!! think of all those years I have missed out on chuckling for those few days in March.