A hearty “Top of the Morning” to you one and all! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to everyone that is Irish and all whom wish to be Irish.
Huntsville celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday with a weekend “Parade of Green” downtown. By it’s very nature, the festivities and the parade are full of frivolity. For the masses that came to enjoy the “sea of green” it was a great city event. How wonderful it is to see the joy and excitement in the children’s faces and some of the adults that may have already tipped a pint or two!
Folklore tributes the Irish celebration and honors the life of the patron saint, Saint Patrick, whom is credited with charming all the snakes in Ireland to the sea where they drowned and the use of a three-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to the unfaithful. The shamrock became Ireland’s national flower and the symbol for St. Patrick’s Day. I did not see any snakes but I did see a fair amount of paper and plastic shamrocks. I am not sure if they bring good luck or not.
One other recognition honoring the holiday came in the form of a majestic green waterfall located at the entrance to the Hampton Cove golf and residential community. Similar to large cities with canals or rivers that are tinted green during the celebration, the waterfall was quite the visual attraction. Once photos started surfacing on Facebook, the waterfall became a beacon for drive-by iPhone camera aficionados!!
So my wish to you on this day of Irish celebration, “Here’s to me and here’s to you. And here’s to love and laughter. I’ll be true as long as you. And NOT one moment after.”
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Best Regards ….Happy Leprechaun Day!!!!
~ dK ~