MARCH 15TH, SUNDAY: After listening to Rock and Roll Roots, we drove to McHenry, Illinois, for the Rotary St. Patrick's Parade. This was the 8th time it was run and the first time I knew about it.
We parked behind the Gambler and went inside and had a green beer in a very packed place with parade celebrants. The bartender was pregnant and had a little Irish hat attached to her stomach. The little lad or lass was having a St. Patrick's Day even before being born. How Irish is that?
Another couple next to us gave their grandkids St. Patrick's light up beads and ordered the corned beef and cabbage dinner ($10.95). When it came, I was amazed at how small the portions were until I found out they had split an order.
We went outside just as the parade started passing. This was a big parade and there were lots of people watching and cheering. Unlike yesterday's parade, they had had a big bagpipe and drum band and two groups of Irish dancers. A whole lot of hair bouncing up and down.
There were lots of floats and organizations marching in it. Of course, it was politician paradise.
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