An email from my Daddy-O:
I don’t know if everyone knows that Sauerkraut was abruptly named Liberty Cabbage when we entered WWI. German Toast became French Toast, yada, yada, yada. But that’s all past us, right?
Well Irish America is at it again, God love us. The Ancient Order Of Hibernians, the group that runs the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York, deserves the kudos for this one.
The New York Monaghan Association was forbidden by the AOH parade committee to carry their banner in the parade this year. Why, you might ask, is this commonly overlooked, landlocked Irish county, (sandwiched between, Armagh, Fermangh, Tyrone, Louth and Cavan) so scandalous?
Oh Jaysus, not priests and little boys again?
Not another IRA gun running scandal?
I think I’m going to walk to my local liquor drive-through and ponder this one over some Guinness and a turkey sandwich from Subway.