Cultural Literacy lesson

At lunch one of our co-workers, a Chinese woman whose upbringing didn’t include shamrocks and leprechauns, was asking about St. Patrick’s Day. After we got the shamrocks and leprechauns straight, Colin recited the following rhyme:

Saint Patrick was a gentleman
who by quickness and by stealth
drove all the snakes from Ireland.
Here’s a bumper to his health.

But not too many bumpers,
lest we lose ourselves, and then,
forget the good Saint Patrick
and see the snakes again.

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male born 1944 mathematician by training, software engineer by profession; retired since Labor Day 2013 birder, cyclist, unicyclist, eraser carver, knitter when possible