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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:14 AM
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Remember to wear red on St. Joseph's Day
This Sunday. He's the patron saint of Italy and Poland. So wear red if you're either of those nationalities.
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leftyladyfrommo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:18 AM
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1. I didn't know that.
I think this Sunday is St. Joseph's Table. We have a dinner at church on that day and the ladies fix all kinds of fancy stuff. It's fun.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 10:12 AM
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3. It's an old tradition
And the superstition also was that if you died on St. Joseph's Day, you went straight to heaven. Go figure!
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 09:20 AM
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2. I'm not Polish or Italian
But I'll wear pink for St. Joseph's (Aspirin) instead. :)
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 10:15 AM
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4. I'm neither - but I am a great devotee of St. Joseph.
So I'll put a red tie on (I have no other red clothing).
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we can do it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 10:15 AM
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5. I'm Wearing Pink Today
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 10:28 AM
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6. Italy and Poland have to share a saint?
Figures. losers. ;)
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 10:33 AM
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7. And try one of the special St. Joseph's Day pastries
from an Italian bakery. :9
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 11:15 AM
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8. And of course, pull the ears of anyone named Joseph.
My Italian family used to do that; did anyone else's family? (And my poor father's name was Joseph, so he always got his ears pulled that day.)
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nutsnberries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 11:53 AM
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10. that's it! my father's gonna get his ears pulled-
(italian family here too and his birth certificate has him as *Guisseppe* but he has always used Joseph)
we usually wish him a happy St.Joseph's Day but I've never heard of the ear-pulling part. I bet he got his ears pulled as a kid, but he has kept that from the next generation, or at least me. no more... i'm on it. :) thanks!

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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-17-06 11:19 AM
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9. We go to St. Joseph's Table for a mostaccioli lunch
every year. If we didn't go, their beer & wine concession wouldn't reap any donations.
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