Today is usually an exciting time for the family. It’s the South Side Irish Parade. Mom has her grocery list still sitting on the table— rye bread, pickles, corned beef, Swiss cheese, etc. She planned on ordering the corned beef dinner from Foxes for those who wanted the traditional Irish dinner. We usually gather at my parents’ house and enjoy the annual tradition of food, drink, and family. Some go up to Western Avenue to watch the parade and to see my niece dance with her Irish dance club.
I have to say, I’m glad it’s rainy today. I’m glad that Dad isn’t missing out on a fun, sunny, day. I’m glad Mom and Dad aren’t feeling bad that we all missed the fun Sunday. It rained all day. It was gloomy all day–just like it has been since Christmas. It has been gloomy. There has been a dark cloud hanging over us.
I am looking forward to the day where there is sunshine and a rainbow. My mom and dad deserve both of those.