Everyone Loves a Parade
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The Hermosa Beach Saint Patrick's Day Parade has been a South Bay tradition since 1995.
As one of the original Parade organizers and serving on the planning committee for over 13 years, I'm looking forward to finally being a participant.
Joy and I in 2011 after making sure everyone was in their place just before step off.
Everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick's Day.
a quote by Charles M. Madigan
"St. Patrick -- one of the few saints whose feast day presents the opportunity to get determinedly whacked and make a fool of oneself all under the guise of acting Irish".
This is a totally fun and festive daytime event with the chance to dress crazy, goofy or outrageous but definitely wear your green!
Bring your family, friends and pets.
If you're going to do something special like bring a drum, please list that and the number of people coming with you in your RSVP. I need this information when I submit my registration form.
Unfortunately, they have a rule that no one under age 5 is allowed to march. Sorry.
We are Meetup Group Parade Entry #88. There will be 93 parade entries in the lineup.
In order to join us you must be in line no later than 10:30am. More than likely we will be close to 8th Street on Valley.
The parade steps off at 11am on Pier Avenue at Valley and goes west down Pier Ave then turns south on Hermosa Ave. More details to follow.
Parking WILL be a challenge on a first come, first serve in the following designated locations-
1. Community Center on Pier Ave & Aviation
2. Vons Underground Parking on Valley north of Pier Ave
3. Valley School on Valley north of Pier
4. The Parking Structure on Hermosa Ave north of the Pier
Carpooling and drop offs are HIGHLY encouraged. Best yet, ride your bike. There should be lots of places to park it. I think Hermosa Beach will have their Valet Bike Parking available.
Our member, Dr. Ed, definitely knows how to get into spirit!
He's offered us use of his Chiropractic Office located at 440 Pier Avenue from 9am to 10:30am. It's just a block away from where we'll be lining up in the parade. Go get an adjustment and relax. Just make sure to get in line no later than 10:30. Dr. Ed invited his Drum Circle friends to join us which will add to the spirit of the day. They even have some extra Tambourines for some of us to use.
After the parade, we'll head over for lunch at Cantina Real Mexican Restaurant on the pier at 1pm. I have a reservation for 20 so first come first serve. If you're interested, mentionLUNCH in your comments so I have a head count when making the reservations.
Although there are no cost to you for this fun memorable time, I'm paying a parade fee of $50 and would appreciate any donations you seem fit to help me cover that cost.
A few more details about the time you need to arrive, which will be close to 10am, and parade lineup location, will be sent once I have that info.
JUST FOR FUN - HERE ARE SOME FAMOUS IRISH SAYINGS - ENJOY
"A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have"
“You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”
“Who gossips with you will gossip of you”
“Beware of people who dislike cats”
“It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life”
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures”
“But the greatest love - the love above all loves, Even greater than that of a mother - Is the tender, passionate, undying love, Of one beer drunken slob for another”
“Better fifty enemies outside the house than one within”
“A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyrs blood”
“Put silk on a goat and it is still a goat”
“Everyone is nice till the cow gets into the garden”
"Here's to our wives and girlfriends. May they never meet"
"Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools"
"The Irish don't know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it"
"Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him"
"God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world"
"Here's to your roof,may it be well thatched And here's to all under it -May they be well matched"
"Tis only a stepmother would blame you"
"Take the world nice and easy, and the world will take you the same"
"Why if he went to a wedding, sure he'd wait for the christening"
"Never dread the winter till the snow is on the blanket"
"He who has water and peat on his own farm has the world his own way"
"Tis better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money"
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,Love leaves a memory no one can steal"
"A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle"
"It is often that a person's mouth broke his nose"
"May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous wife"
"Here's to eyes in your heads and none in your spuds"
"Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last"
"Firelight will not let you read fine stories, but it's warm, and you won't see the dust on the floor"
"Don't be breaking your shin on a stool that's not in your way"
"What butter and whiskey won't cure, there is no cure for"
"May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each morning and night"
"May the cat eat you and the devil eat the cat"
"Red sky at night, shepherds delight, red sky in the morning, shepherds warning"
"The best looking-glass is the eyes of a friend"
"Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom"
"Laziness is a heavy burden"
"Many hands make light work"
"Castles were built a stone at a time"