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From: Darren Aitcheson< >
Subject: Re: Green River
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:08:08 GMT
On Thu, 11 Mar 1999 12:57:04 -0800, Carl Backers wrote:
>Kathy Bates wrote:
>> actually the Chicago River used to be green by nature and it always amazed
>> me that fish (X-Files looking fish!) really survived in it! however, they
>> do put an unnatural looking green dye in for St. Paddy's day every year;
>> kinda scary looking until you've had enough Guinness or Macallan not to
>> care. 8-}
>> i'll wear me orange and tip to you all!
>In San Antonia, Texas at the River Walk, they put green dye in the water
>for St. Patty's Day. I heard of a few people that put green food
>coloring in their mashed potatoes on that day. I would never touch
>green mashed potatoes, no matter what even tho I am Scotch-Irish.
To be honest, it seems like Irish-Americans are trying to be more
Irish than the Irish...
If you did a lot of the things which I've read about here in this part
of the country, you'd just get laughed at.