Happy St. Patrick’s Day, which is the most Irish day
of the year, and my Dalton ancestor moved from
Inistoge, County Kilkenny to Conception Bay Central
here on the Avalon peninsula of Newfoundland
in about 1750, well before the potato famine.
Also though I consider myself to be a nondenominational
neopagan, my dead parents were Catholic.
“‘But once there was a darkness, deep and endless night
You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me light" (S. McLachlan)