In what Irish-Americans are touting as a modern-day St. Patrick's Day miracle, Lower East Side New Yorker Mary McGarry discovered that there was even more beer in her home the morning AFTER her rollicking St. Paddy's Day party than there had been before.
Mary told reporters, "I was afraid I wouldn't have enough for everyone to drink. But somehow, people managed to keep drinking the whole night. They didn't slow down for a second!"
And yet, the morning of March 18, Mary found that in her kitchen, in ADDITION to the Guinness, Jameson and other alcohol she had purchased, were dozens of bottles of beer of varying varieties - oddly enough, many of them non-Irish.
Mary marveled, "It's almost like the loaves and the fishes. A real St. Paddy's Day miracle."
She added that, during the party, she caught several glimpses of what she thought might be leprechauns, but could not verify the sightings due to the fact that many of the partygoers were likewise red-haired, on the short side, and wearing green.
"My sense is that the leprechauns brought the extra booze." She added, a mischievous twinkle in her eye, "I think they mean for me to have another party."