St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favourite holidays. I think of my Grandmother and her sisters, my great Aunts. Each of them came here to Canada from Ireland, as children and young women. They didn’t come together. Each came in different times and in different ways. They endured hardships, worked hard and built their own lives here. My Great Aunt Alice was the one who told me about Ireland and what she remembered and loved most about her home land.