Imagine my delight when I got an email from my sister. We had been going back and forth trying to work out a date to get together for dinner and cards. Her son plays soccer, and as you soccer moms know, that can be a very full schedule. As luck would have it, her son did not have a game scheduled for March 16th. Did we want to get together for some extended family time? Yes! Absolutely!
Today is the fifth day of the Lenten Season. Saint Patrick’s Day is less than a week away – that magical day when everyone suddenly becomes just a wee-bit Irish. Throughout the country, there will be parades as our rivers run green. It is a party in the streets. While the rest of America may be eating Corned Beef and Cabbage and raising a pint or three of Guinness, we will be dining on a less than traditional Irish-American fare.