Monday, March 20, 2006

St. Patrick's Parade

Grand Marshal? Check.

Funny mascot in costume? Check.

Pipes? Check.

Lined up with the VFW Color Guard in front? Check.

Lets step it out then...

Crowd? Old Cars? Check and Check.

Feeling Irish yet?

Proud parents? Check.

Not too bad a day. I didn't pay for a single pint at McNally's afterward either...

All in all, I feel honored to have been asked to fill the Grand Marshal's role. The memory of SSG Frazier should be foremost, however.


Anonymous Simon Peter said...

Major, you clean up pretty good. I'm glad you wore a real uniform and not those standard issue pajamas! :-)

Oh, and weren't you suffering from blog-block? Can I get a case of that? You're back on a roll again!

Bless you.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

Not blog block - something else. I may end up getting into that someday. Far worse it is...

2:34 PM  
Blogger tempus42 said...

Congrats, John. A very well-earned honor. But I didn't know you were Irish! ;)

(PS - Man, it's been a long time since I've seen your folks! I hardly recognize them!! But they still look great! Say hi for me.)

2:39 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

I can't believe you were right here in
STC and I didn't get to buy you a pint. Give us a little notice next time, and a way of contacting you when you're on the road.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

Pretty spiffy.
I like not paying for beer; seems to make it all the more fun.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Shelleigh (Pixie) said...

I knew you were just setting us up for the upcoming... block. Thanks for the warning. Fine lookin' folks you have there Major John! A poud lot indeed.

Slainte and Hooah and sweet dreams...and all that!

4:23 AM  
Blogger Inner Prop said...

You're not Irish or from St. Charles. What's the connection?

Hey! I just realized. I'm part Irish (there isn't much I'm not) and our favorite resturant in St. Charles is Salerno!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

I worked in St. Charles for many years, I go to the Baker Memorial Methodist Church right along the parade route, and I am a genuine "B", no, make that "C" list military celebrity!

My Mom's family is Manx (Irish Sea and all that).

2:30 PM  
Blogger Inner Prop said...

That must be why you have no tail.

4:36 PM  

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