Every time I hear it I am immediately reminded of that summer.
And St. Patrick's Day even though it was probably July.
There was green alligators and long-necked geese,
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees.
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born,
The loveliest of all was the unicorn.
Kathleen's favorite holiday of all is St. Patrick's Day. Well, let me let Jane tell the story:
So here is the back story on the bag piper and our parade. Kathleen just had another surgery to battle her cancer, she knew she couldn't go to the parade: she was soooo sad! This is her holiday! I thought, what can I do? Hey what about a bag piper that could come to her front lawn and surprise her! I said my mantra to myself, "It never hurts to ask!" I called my very Irish friend Monica yesterday morning & told her my idea - she loved it & started making calls. But it was her walk in FDR park yesterday that brought it all together! She happened to see an old friend, Brian walking with his wife. She remembered he plays the bagpipes; she told him our idea and without hesitation, he said "I'll be there tomorrow!" He is a retired cop, Kathleen was a cop and her husband Brendan still is! It was meant to be! A few phone calls & texts late yesterday and we had about 8 families show up for the parade!
We had lots of Irish Eyes SMILING Today!
And we did it all to show our HOPE & LOVE for our friend!!
I was not.
BUT, I still loved to pretend whenever these songs came on.