Happy St. Paddy's Day! Even though I am only 1/16th Irish I have always felt a special kinship with the Irish people because I have the Irish spelling of my name (Clare). Also, apparently there are men named Clare, and this is the man spelling...hmm.
When I was three, my nursery school teacher gave me an invisible leprechaun to take home with me on St. Patrick's Day. I put it in a little plastic baseball cap from Baskin Robins. I flipped the cap over and put a penny under it, and when I lifted it up there was a tiny chocolate bar in it's place! I still believe in leprechauns.