The reinstatement of the famed St. Patrick's Day Southside Parade has ushered in a season of discontent to the otherwise quiet and friendly Chicago community of Beverly.
A war is being waged that pits brother against brother. Neighbor versus neighbor. The McNallys taking on the O'Maras.
Where is Michael Collins when you need him?
On the one side, you have those who view the parade as a long-standing tradition designed to celebrate Irish heritage.
On the other side, you have those who get really annoyed when people pee in their alleys.
Both sides have much more thoughtful and well-articulated arguments than I can muster, but that just distracts me from my real focus:
Aren't these hats just the cutest things you've ever seen???
I found this lady's stuff on the Business Moms of Beverly site, and I am totally impressed. Check her out here.
Of course, I can't sew a button on a shirt, so the fact that someone can do this gives me the impression that they might be Jesus.
I know, I know. I'll stop at confession again after carpool. My soul can't stay pure for longer than 24 hours. It's like putting a white turtleneck on a 3-year old. You know you're going to have to bleach it the next day, but you still try.