Sunday, March 17, 2013

Not Irish

Today when we were growing up we wore orange. My Mother was almost 100% Scottish and for centuries they didn't get along with the Irish. This was the Scottish way of thinking. I had never heard of it before or since so I am not sure of the authenticity of the idea of wearing of  the orange.

We talked about bagpipes and who was the originator of the bagpipes. Well look it up. You might be surprised. They found evidence of pipes in the middle east and Mediterranean. They migrated to Ireland and Scotland. The Scottish people continued the tradition and added the bag to it to make the sound change.

Both nationalities are a very proud people and the history is rich with survival and strife. Loyalty is the main underlying theme with both countries and today we celebrate one of the nationalities with a special day of celebration. Chris 

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