There are so many things that can make me think about my grandma. She was one of the most influential people in my life. I was the oldest grandchild by five years and so I had the privilege of being the favorite and the one with the closest relationship with my grandparents. I used to spend most weekends with them. I would call my grandma and invite myself over to their house. Then I would spend the weekend with them.
Around St. Patrick's Day, I think about my grandmother. Her mother was Irish, and the tradition was to find a meal with Corned Beef and Cabbage every March. Each year, I look for a traditional Irish meal around this holiday. If I don't find corned beef and cabbage, I look for a great Reuben sandwich.
So, when I wear a button saying "Kiss me I'm Irish" it makes me nostalgic for a time when I could share a traditional Irish meal with my grandma.