An Army Ranger friend of mine and his wife were out at the Helsinki in Butte for the big celebrations that always start the night before St. Patrick's Day and they sent me a note saying, "Butte is back! Fantastic to see all these people out."
Father Haffey: "Simply a reminder to trust in God more and to live our lives more as we think the Lord wants us to live it. The message is one of remembering the faith of the people who were our ancestors from Ireland and brought a great spirit of faith and joy and hospitality and kindness to our country."
Whether it's the snow and cabin fever, or the fact that St. Patrick's Day is coming up, I've found myself thinking back on some epic pub crawls I've had with friends over the years. I've always liked heading to the bar with a few buddies over kickin' back with one at home, but maybe I'm just an extrovert.