So, St. Sebastian Parish had an early St. Patrick's Day party this weekend with the General Guinness band and a good time was had by all. Blah, blah, blah.
Now that being said: Why are we so excited to be Irish one day out of the year? I humbly suggest that we have a day on which we celebrate being Slovenian! We have SO MUCH to offer! It would be a great day. It could be St. Slomsek Day or St. Modestus Day or St. Gorazd Day.
Here is the proposal:
And seriously, would you take corn beef over SLOVENIAN SAUSAGE? No sane person would I dare say.
THEN THERE IS THE ISSUE OF DESSERT!
Granted, you can go out in your yard and pick clover. Heck, most of the time people are putting chemicals on their lawn to get them to STOP growing. But you know what the national flower of Slovenia is? Red carnations! That's what. You'd be pickled tink if you had red carnations coming up in your yard.
And have you ever noticed all the "Fighting Irish" mascots? Even just down the street we have St. Vincent St. Mary High School with that mascot proudly displayed. You know what you get when you have three Slovenians drinking in a bar? A choir!
But being Slovenian can also be green in the good sense.