Mimi will not be happy if we let this day go by without a little prayer.
"Almighty God, you have surrounded us with a great cloud of witnesses: Grant that we, encouraged by the good example of your servant Patrick, may persevere in running the race that is set before us, until at last we may with him attain to your eternal joy."
And in this place, Grandmere would post something instructive about the good St. Patrick. Or, maybe...
"There’s one place in Louisiana that knows how to throw a parade…or is that stage a parade? At any rate, New Orleans has been throwing, staging…and producing parades (or whatever) since the days of the first Mardi Gras in the early 1800’s. But some of the BEST parades actually have nothing to do with Mardi Gras at all and nobody said the “Irish” didn’t know how to pitch a parade…especially in honor of St. Patrick’s Day? The Quarter really puts on the green for a weekend of partying and parading through the streets."