Since St. Patrick's Day is approaching, the Etsybloggers Blog Carnival topic was to write about St Paddy's day memories or traditions. For me, memories of the day are all wrapped up in my elementary school days. We never took much note of St Patrick's day in my family, but I loved the "green day" at school. I was careful to wear green on that day, I didn't want to be embarrassed because I had forgotten. And I didn't want to get pinched by my classmates for not wearing green. I didn't know why we wore green for the longest time. Learning about the saint and Ireland was interesting, experiencing corned beef with cabbage was different, and looking for four leaf clovers became a passion in my yard. But the best thing about the holiday for me now is that, of all things, I have a grandson with the name of Padraic, which is the Middle Welsh way of spelling Patrick. We call him "Paddy." So, I though I might feature my grandson in honor of St. Paddy's day!