Mr. C is half Irish, and was raised by his very Irish grandmother, Margaret Burns. She was born in County Cork, Ireland and came to the United States when she was 13 years old. She married Chester Burns from Ireland. Mr. C has no memory of Chester or what happened to him? Hmmmm.
There were eight children (Mr. C’s Mom, Marie) in the Burn’s family. To support her family Margaret ran a speak easy in Chicago during the prohibition days, and was good friends with Al Capone. From her stories she always spoke very highly of him, and never spoke about his “illegal” issues.
One night her speak easy was raided by the Chicago police, and all eight of her children were arrested and sent to a juvenile home! Mr. Capone quickly arranged for all her children to be set free!!! After that day, no one in Chaz’s family could ever say anything bad about Al Capone!!!!!
Margaret had an apartment building and most of her kids lived there. Chaz was her third oldest grandchild, and her favorite.
So what’s this got to do with St. Patrick’s day? With all this Irish history Mr. C will not eat Irish food. He doesn’t like any traditional food, corn beef and cabbage, or beef brisket? He does like his food boiled to death, so I guess he does like some Irish food. LOL
So I never make Irish food for St. Patrick’s Day….that means no recipes to share!
I couldn’t find my favorite Irish banner I use every year? I really searched for it…doesn’t that drive you nuts when you can’t find something?