Thursday, March 6, 2014




Beannachtai na Feile Padraig oraibh! 

 (St. Patrick’s Day Blessings upon you). 

The celebration of Saint Patrick's Day began first in Boston in 1737. 

This year will be the 190th Saint Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Ga. It started as a religious holiday and many Irish Catholics still begin the day by going to mass.  The Grand Marshall, Dave Roberts and his staff will exit The Cathedral Of Saint John The Baptist, after Saint Patrick's Day Mass and take their place as the leaders of this year's parade.

I will tempt you with a few scenes of years past

promising you 2014 scenes soon!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Long time no see, my friend! So glad you popped in to celebrate spring. This parade looks like such fun. And is it the Savannah River they turn green?

I particularly love the men in kilts. And the soldiers. And the green model T. And the Clydesdales. Fun times!

So glad to see you and hope you and Bob and family have been well!


Sheila :-)

NanaDiana said...

Oh- You are lucky to have some Spring weather coming to your area, Ginger. We will be bundled up head to toe for St. Paddy's Day here BUT we will have a new little grandbaby to keep warm,too. Love all your pictures- xo Diana


Hello sweet Ginger!
How nice Savannah is enjoying Spring! Beautiful pics dear laddy, I loved St. Pat's parade in NYC. I'm sure you're preparing for the occasion too! Say hi to Bob.
Big hugs,

Diane Lynn said...

Looks like so much fun! Enjoy yourself!

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
It's been a long time looks like you had a great time. I hope you and Bob have a wonderful week.
God Bless.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,
That makes one happy to look at such a sunny day with St. Patrick's parade.
We're not yet there though as the wind today was so cold and mean, making the RealFeel temperature below freezing again.
I'm slowly catching up on things and it's good also for emotionally digesting everything from the past couple of weeks.
Tomorrow an AT&T technician will hopefully tackle the on/off internet connection we're dealing with. Over the phone I was told that yes, indeed we'd been disconnected 1,000 over the past month. Considering that we were gone for 15 days that sounds horrible!
It has been driving me nuts that's a fact.
Hugs to both of you,

Nee said...

Hi Ginger , the parade is just beautiful and you are celebrating St. Patrick's Day in a grand style , just lovely .
The Clydesdales is beautiful .
Yes , Spring is right around the corner and I, like many others will be glad .
Such bright colors everyone is wearing . Enjoy , I know your family will have fun .

BeachGypsy said...

That sure looks like alot of fun!! Love the horses!! They are so gorgeous!! Will you be going to the parade?

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

How fun! I would enjoy a parade in March!

Dee Lapin said...

It looks like it's going to be a super fun day!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

How wonderful it must be to be able to see that wonderful parade each year!

Jacqueline said...

That is quite the parade. We don't have a St. Patrick's Day parade here, but that is probably in part to it is usually pretty nasty weather still on March 17th. How fun and I am looking forward to spring too.

Suzan Sweatman said...

LOL - I think I can remember on one hand - the nice days we've had for St. Paddy's day - more often then not it's freezing cold and sometimes snowing - and we still have one of the largest parades in North America so I guess the Irish are a tough strain of people LOL !!!
I'd like to spend it just once in a warm climate - must be AMAZING!!!

Ron said...

Bring on Spring, Ginger! It has been a cold winter here in NOLA. We just had Mardi Gras here, so I know a parade in Savannah will be fun. xo

Babs R said...

Ginger. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Are you going to party with everyone else in Savannah? I wish we had more celebrations out here in the 'burbs.

~~louise~~ said...

You have no idea how I long to visit Georgia, Ginger. You may have just convinced me to visit for St. Patrick's Day!

Wonderful pictures Ginger. Of course I love the Nassau Fire Department! Thank you so much for sharing...

Ela said...

What a wonderful parade of horses.

BeachGypsy said...

Just stopped in to check and see if you are enjoying your St. Patricks weekend!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Happy Spring!

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Spring, Ginger!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! It's always so nice to see a comment from you! I hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,

~~louise~~ said...

Happy April, Ginger!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hi Ginger...Happy spring to you OMG I missed this post, what great pictures...Yep, it is Spring and gorgeous here in Orlando too, but my relatives in Minnesota have a snow warning for tomorrow....Yikkes!

Hope you are having a great week!


Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
I hope you and Bob had a wonderful Easter with your family.. God Bless xxoo

~ Diane

~~louise~~ said...

HI Ginger,
Hoping all is well in your neck of the woods...

Tracy Cotton Pickin Cute said...

Hi Ginger, I'm so bad about visiting blogs anymore but think about you all the time. I see you that this is the last post you wrote and it's back in March. I hope everything is alright with you and Bob, and that maybe you're just traveling or enjoying family. Let me know. Maybe you changed blogs and I want to know that too. Love & hugs...

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Ginger!

Hope all is well in your little corner of the world. I will be posting the Picnic Game today at Noon. I do hope you will be able to join us again this year!

Stay well, Ginger. Miss you:)

Suzan Sweatman said...

Just coming by to make sure everything is ok in your world Ginger!!!
Thinking of you

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Ginger,
Thinking of you and hoping all is well in your little corner of the world:)

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Ginger!!!!
I'm so ddelighted to be able to get in contact with you at least through here. For some reason, I haven't been able to find your email address. My email got all botched up about a month ago {grrrrrr}

Thank you so much for all your kind words. I do hope you are doing okay and that Bob is feeling better. I think of you often and always remember you in my prayers. I hope one day you will be back to blogging, we miss you:)

Just in case I don't make it back, Ginger, remember I am thinking of you and yours this holiday season, Louise

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~~louise~~ said...

Hi Ginger!
Just popped by to say hi and let you know I'm thinking of you:)

Hope all is well in your little corner of the world:)

Cheryl said...

I just wanted to stop by and say hello...I miss seeing your posts here, and I trust all is well with you. I have lost your email address, so don't know how to contact you to check on you! Hoping you get to read this and know that you are thought about and missed here in bloggyland. Much love and concern coming your way!

~~louise~~ said...

Thinking about you and yes, thinking about Spring too. Hope all is well:)

BeachGypsy said...

Happy st Patricks day! Did they get the big fountain dyed green yet? Are you going to a parade? We miss your posts!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Ginger:)
It's me again, just checking in to say Hello:) Hope all is well:)

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Ron said...

WE just visited Savannah last week. It was such a great trip!
Miss you on the blogosphere.


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