Everyone wants to be Irish: O’Bama and O’Prah and Oz
St. Patrick’s Day in San Francisco
Wearin of the Green
There will be more Maureens, Colleens, Seans and Siobhans together today than any other day of the year, both in the pubs and cruising and cheering along Saturday’s famous Market Street parade route. Sunny Saturday had a ton of colorful floats, dynamic marching bands and very talented, energetic Irish dancers. The small armies of Irish step dancers clicked, clopped, stepped, kicked high spun in circles, then walk the interminably long parade route. Two competing dance companies, famous rivals for decades, turned out students clad in the most exquisite costumes, bouncy curls and unbridled enthusiasm.
There was a time when the famous Harry Harrington, the man with the pub on Larkin Street, would, almost single handedly, serve a veritable river of beer on St. Patty’s day. Chicago can brag about their green river. Lightly embellished history will show, through the years, Harry served the equivalent.
So get your green on today, when everybody aspires to be Irish.
Kiss me I’m Irish The Irish bars on Geary Blvd. and Clement St. promise to the packed, SRO, loud and festive. The real Mecca for Irish dancing, Irish beer and blarney is Molloys famous Irish pub in Colma. Sure now, the wanna be Irish will weave in and out of the bars on Geary Boulevard. The real true green, hard-core, passionate, Irish will be throwing a few back at Molloy’s.
All over the City – Chinatown, Japantown and North Beach – there will be the wearin of green… Some green with envy – some green for a day~
Corned Beef on Wry
The Irish are famous for wit, storytelling, prose and poetry. Surely you’ve heard about the pivotal bestseller entitled How the Irish Saved Civilization.
The mile long list of famous Irish authors is too long and too impressive for one to contemplate in a short while….Irish stars would fill a sky ~
Our heroes include James Joyce, Sam Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Roddy Doyle, Yeats, Shaw, Conroy, O’Connor, and Billy Collins~
May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go. Irish Blessing