Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Most Beautiful March
After church I decided I should get some pansies (which Treasure Island seems to have) but headed over Menards because I thought they would have more. Actually, they have none, but I did get some very nice hanging baskets with Petunias and other flowers that were only $8.88 each. There weren't too many, though. Nevertheless, the store was stuffed with people on this beautiful day. "For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."
Monday, March 12, 2012
St. Patrick's Day Week is Here!
|St. Patrick in stained glass|
St. Patrick, while a Chicago favorite is, of course, the Patron Saint of Ireland, the holy man who Christianized the Emerald Isle, theoretically using the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. Today, Chicago Irish (honorary and actual) honor him with parades, religious services, corned beef dinners, and, by many young people, by becoming rip-roaring drunk. While I don't really know how intoxication is religious, perhaps it goes back to the Pagan days. Whatever. Who am I anyway to question such a long-standing tradition?
I hope you're not skipping the St. Patrick's celebration because your roots are far from Old Ireland. St. Pat's is a jolly holiday and fun for all. So get out your green clothes and necklaces and hats, and get ready for a week of fun!