My mother's parents were born in Ireland. I studied French in school for 8 years. My married name is of Spanish origin. My children, whose last name is of Spanish origin too, are more Irish than Spanish.
I was born and raised in California and live there now. I have seen more of France than Mexico. I have never been to Ireland.
There is nothing I like about corned beef and cabbage. French foods are delicacies. There is much I love about quesadillas and burritos.
I know not a single word of Gaelic. I used to be able to speak, read, and understand French. Besides the menu at Taco Bell and being able to count to 10, I know only about a dozen Spanish words. I wasn't even sure if I was spelling "Cinco de Mayo" correctly until I found this clip art.
I know there is much history associated with this special day and if there was an upside down question mark on my keyboard, I would have used it at the beginning of the title for this post.
To all who celebrate this day, enjoy!