Saturday, May 16, 2009
EVEN NON-IRISH BLESSED WITH GOOD FORTUNE
By Randy Imwalle
Originally published in the Columbus Dispatch on March 14, 2009.
No Irish blood runs through my veins, but I have long considered St. Patrick's Day special. Luck seems to find me. When I was younger, I looked forward to the holiday as a continuation of my birthday (on March 16). Later, I learned about the real St. Patrick and developed a passion for Irish music.
Patrick was born in Scotland to Roman parents about A.D. 387. As a boy, he was kidnapped and taken to