Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Far Away The Hills Are Green...

I hope you wore green, had lots of Guinness fun, kissed an Irishman/woman, caught a leprechaun and found your pot of gold yesterday.

And even if you didn't, I hope you found a little magic in your life.

Every year since 1962, the Chicago Journeyman Plumbers dye the Chicago River with 40 pounds of orange vegetable dye, which reacts with the water to make it an iridescent Irish-hills green.

The tradition started by accident in 1961 when the plumber's union manager saw a plumber with bright green overalls. They had just started using dye to detect illegal leaks to the river as part of pollution control and the dye had stained the plumber's overalls. And now they do it every year.

Read more here.

And here's an Irish blessing thrown in for good measure.
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.


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