The Wearing of the Green

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger

My granddaughter Julia is a perfect example of a one-person American melting pot: She’s Polish, Italian, Irish, Native American, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, and German. Today, she’s says she’s 100% IRISH and wants to wish everyone…

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

16 thoughts on “The Wearing of the Green”

  1. rafflaw, Missing that parade. I was thinking about it yesterday. Lots of Irish in Texas but they tend to be the protestant variety unless they have migrated from somewhere else. Hear it is almost 80 degrees up there. Your granddaughter is the cutest, Elaine.

  2. Elaine,
    I saw my two grandsons yesterday on the way home from a meeting. They are at the Chicago St. Patricks Day parade right now. Probably enjoying some green drink and looking at the Green Chicago River.

  3. The bonnie wee lass is wearing her shamrock tights today–and a Scottish tartan (Royal Stewart) kilt. My husband and I are babysitting Julia. Her parents are attending the wedding of a fine Irish lass named Erin on this Saint Patty’s Day.

  4. This is a “peace and love” comment so maybe it’s OK here.
    Thanks again for those who gave me Katie and
    There are amazing comments there which reveal “love and peace” and concrete projects both here and abroad. Here’s one from gaiagirl8.

    I organize SWEET/MEAT: Spiritual Women Entertaining Enlightening Thought/Men Enlightened And Thoughtful. We are a presently teeny, tiny little group that gets together in a non-judgemental, non-denominational manner to talk to each other and listen to and learn from each other. We trade off hosting every meeting, so everyone has a chance to visit the home of everyone else and the home is doused in positive energy, and so that the meeting continues to be leaderless (inspired by the Occupy movement). It is a place and time to be spiritual without being religious, for fellowship free from indocrination. We do energy work, sending loving energy to those we know who need and want it, and are beginning intentional meditation, to spread peace in our community and globally. Most of us are also locally active in one cause or another, all geared toward freeing the people. Mainly we spread peace and love to try to unfuck it up every day!

    Me again. why this? because it starts with them, now, here. life changing and strengthening—-just as the poem notes with “the hand of a friend near”.
    And it requires no startup or money, but can spread and develop, each group in its own way, with its own projects, with its own energy.

    One comment was from one who is simply starting with his/herself, an important move.
    Hope we’re all on this page together on St. Patrick’s day with a melting-pot grandchild to be happy together over.

  5. On this day:

    “May there always be work for your hands to do,
    May your purse always hold a coin or two.
    May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
    May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
    May the hand of a friend always be near you,
    And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.”

    Happy Saint Patricks Day.

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