Happy St Patrick’s Day a good day to wear Green, and another day when an apostrophe will be put in Ohara

Today is a day when many try to wear green.   My kids all looked for green to wear as they were told if you don’t wear green you can get pinched on St. Patrick’s Day.

Many people, regardless of ethnic background, wear green clothing and items. Traditionally, those who are caught not wearing green are pinched affectionately.

Today is also a day that reminds me of funny stories when people think Dave Ohara is Dave O’Hara.  Ohara is a Japanese name.   O’Hara is Irish.

I have had so many people think I am Irish when seeing my name.  I was hired at HP for my first job over the phone for a summer job and my hiring manager thought I was Irish.  I changed groups at Apple, and a person in the new group was in Japan and tried to convince the people at Mitsubishi and Hitachi that I was Irish and O’Hara is a common name in the US. 

If you look in Google Person Finder for the Japan, there are multiple Oharas listed.

My grandparents all left Japan in 1930s so I have no close relatives in Japan now.  And Luckily, my grandparents left Hiroshima which had its own nuclear disaster.