Piper in the Toronto St. Patrick's Day Parade
Black marker on bond paper
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
Our family is a sucker for celebrations.
I know I've said this before but we go from
one holiday's decorations to the next from
Thanksgiving right through to Canada Day,
and then there's a short break before it all
starts again. We are not really Irish, although
my ancestors lived there briefly. They were actually
French who fled to Ireland because of political
difficulties. But today we love the St. Patrick's
Day celebrations because they're fun. We eat
something green, have green champagne and get together
to be jolly. We give our family green candy
and treats, and everyone is happy. What can
be wrong with that? Nothing. It's all good.
Oh. We also always phone my mother who
knows the words to "When Irish eyes are smiling..."
and we sing that.
Sam and Christopher in their St. Patrick's Day hats
We're celebrating early this year because Sam is
home from university for the weekend, and
won't be here on the day. So that is it.
Have a loving-family-celebrations day.