Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy St. Urho Day!

Yes, it is time to celebrate St. Urho, the patron saint of Finland (and Finnish Americans), the man who chased the grasshoppers away from the vineyards of that land, saving the harvest with his pitchfork and the effectively dismissive words, "Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, meine täättä hiiteen" or "Grasshopper, grasshopper, get thee hence!"

Wear your purple and green proudly and chase the grasshoppers away today (or that nasty snowstorm that's threatening the northeast today)!


Cranky Yankee said...

Were the grasshoppers REALLY that big???? Yikes!

C. Margery Kempe said...

You should see the mosquitoes!