Having a favorite color is very important to children. Every time my grandchildren pop the question, my answer remains:”GREEN in every shade.” to honor my chosen color, I’ve determined to repeat my St. Patrick’s Day adventure annually. Meeting greenly-decorated ladies on my walk through a lovely Washington town yesterday was a delight . . . sharing greetings, smiles and stories. Lucky me. I spent this occasion in Dublin, Ireland one year and joined the parade attendees by clasping my bunch of clover and having the painted shamrock on my cheek. Weirdly enough, the first marching band played, “The Yellow Rose of Texas?” In response to my “WHYS?”, I was told matter-of-factly, the Irish bands do a yearly exchange with those in America and the familiar American band numbers continued. At least there were numerous red-headed Irish adults and children with shamrocks on their cheeks to demonstrate my whereabouts in a foreign land.
Yesterday I forgot I was wearing my “I’M EXTRA LUCKY TODAY” shirt and was initially confused when a gentleman came up to me on the ferry and boldly asked, “Why are you extra lucky today?” I quickly recovered and explained, “Because it is my son, BRANDON PATRICK’S, 42nd birthday today!” Having no known Irish descent, Brandon and I love Ireland, Celtic music, leprechauns, and clover.
I’ll add my love for green grass, (even green moss at times other that on my white picket fence), green veggies, green money folded securely in my purse pouch, green cashmere sweater with matching socks, greener pastures on the other side of the fence, green with envy when my author fiends meet their book-numbered–sales, Green Gables with the Ann I identify, green tulip leaves protruding from the brown earth, sour green gummy worms, green pistachio ice cream. Tomorrow I will try to make a green background for this article and will add a picture. Can you think of any other reasons or examples to love this marvelous color?