Irish Day 2015

Every year I return to my hometown for the Irish Day celebration in Erin, Tennessee, held on the third Saturday in March. I’ve always been proud of how this small town manages to throw this party each year. There’s a parade, a carnival with rides, booths with crafts, and just about every church in the county turns out with something either fried or baked to eat. This year saw the addition of a magician entertaining the crowd gathered in front of the bank, and a surprisingly talented (and not bad looking) Irish band that played on the square called Feckless Fearless Dearg (pictured above). You just can’t go wrong with a band whose members wear kilts. Bonus points when they’re actually talented.

My favorite part of event is spending time with family and old friends. It’s like a family and high school reunion mashup. It was great fun to see you Tammy, Jill, and Sondie. Until next year…

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of God’s hand.

Traditional Irish Blessing

Morning Commute Cam: Shout Out to Thanksgiving Cooks!

Thanksgiving Day Menu and Assignments. This has changed very little from last year. That’s because it’s a tradition!

*Thanksgiving 2010 Update*

The turkey required no ice bra (see video above). We would up with a 24 lb frozen Butterball that’s been thawing in the fridge for six days. Researched proved that our Butterball has undergone breast augmentation surgery as the breasts are pumped with saline. They are therefore plump and moist all on their own without the aid of an ice bra before cooking.

It smells wonderful.