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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:05 am

I was thinking about St. Patrick’s Day, and I dug out a CD I have titled, “The Complete Irish National Anthem – 20 Great Songs of Irish Nationhood.” It contains songs about a “dear old mother,” for example, but they’re about her losing her sons in the battle for Ireland’s independence or her placing the “Broad Black Brimmer” of the IRA on her son’s head.

Our family didn’t celebrate our Irish heritage. I once heard my uncle say his father, my grandfather, had said we Souths were English-Irish. We are actually mutts, just like many Americans, but we carry a name that was likely brought to England by Norman invaders and it eventually made its way to Ireland.

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