Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Image from Homemade by Lisa.

by JJ Leyden

March 17th, Saint Patrick's Day.
There is a gathering of family and friends.
Traditional corn beef, cabbage, and boiled potatoes.

We linger at the table and talk.
There is a catching up on news and gossip.
Drinks are shared and laughter abounds.
Old bonds are re-cemented.
There is closeness available nowhere else.

The dearly departed and their deeds are remembered.
We speak of our children and their accomplishments.
Old family stories, told time and time again,
are told once more, and relished.

A celebration of family and our Irish ethnicity.
Isn't it grand, just being part of it?

John Leyden

I'm wishing a happy St. Patrick's Day to all my friends, 
Irish or not.
How will you celebrate?

(And in case you are wondering, YES, I am very Irish. 
Sullivan on one side of the family tree, Gainer on the other.)

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