Happy St. Patricks Day! A little story I hope you enjoy

Real Estate Agent with Zip Realty, Inc.

Today is a special day.  My grandmother is 90 years old today.  That alone is a great accomplishment, she's still does everything on her own and is as strong as a rock!  I hope I inherit her strong will.

A little story I hope you enjoy.  I am originally from Chicago, St. Patrick's Day was or is celebrated with much enthusiasm in the windy city. 

You see my grandfather had a terrible memory and always forgot my grandmother's birthday, although it landed on a "holiday".   Well one day he was told by co-worker that on St. Patrick's day Lake Michigan by the Navy Pier was dyed green to celebrate the day.  Well since he drove by the lake every day he made it a point to enjoy the scenery and look at the lake everyday.  He still forgot to wish my Grandmother a Happy Birthday on the morning of her birthday, but "Thanks" to "traffic" and the view of the lake, as he was returning home from work he saw that the lake was Green and immediately would turn around and go buy my grandmother a gift. 

Well after 50 years of marriage, my grandfather passed away, But my grandmother decided to send the City a thank you letter for reminding her husband about her birthday.   Someone at the city send it over to the Chicago Tribune and it was posted on a St. Patrick's day a few years back and a gift was delivered to my grandmother wishing her a Happy Birthday.  Thanks Chicago Tribune!

So If it's anyone's Birthday today, Happy Birthday and Happy St. Patrick's Day!




Comments (9)

Pam Joffe
Solaris Realty - Tampa, FL
Ruth - That was nice ot the Chicago Tribune to send your grandmother a Happy Birthday gift. Have a Happy St. Patricks Day.
Mar 17, 2008 01:09 AM
Patrice Estess
PB APPRAISALS - Kerhonkson, NY
Happy St Patrick's day to you and Happy Birthday to your grandmother!!  Great story...I love this holiday!!
Mar 17, 2008 01:14 AM
Audrey June-Forshey
RE/MAX Realty Services - Darnestown, MD
GRI, Gaithersburg, MD
Ruth, Very sweet story.  I used to live in St Louis and they are pretty enthusiastic about St Pats day to say the least.  Years ago I said to a girl, I am so neat, my birthday is the halfway market to St Pats day, she turns to me and says I am so neat my birthday is St Pats day!! ;)
Mar 17, 2008 01:24 AM
Amy Whiffen
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Myrtle Beach, SC
REALTOR - Myrtle Beach Real Estate
What a heart warming story!
Mar 17, 2008 01:28 AM
Ruth Rivera
Zip Realty, Inc. - Deltona, FL
Central Florida Real Estate

Pam,  It's true, it's not everyday the media does something this nice.  Thank you.

Patrice, I'm glad you enjoyed, I will let my grandmother know.  Thank you.

Audrey, I'm not Irish but I really enjoy celebrating the day also, any day is good day for a party! Thanks, by the way Happy belated Birthday.

Amy, It's a day I will always close to my heart, and a story I will tell my grandchildren.  Thanks

Mar 17, 2008 01:36 AM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate
Thank you for such a nice inspiring story....I loved that they sent your Grandmother a gift :)  Happy Birthday to your Grandmother, and Happy St. Patrick's Day to You :)
Mar 17, 2008 05:08 AM
Ruth Rivera
Zip Realty, Inc. - Deltona, FL
Central Florida Real Estate
Kathy, Thank you I will tell my grandmother your send her happy wishes. 
Mar 18, 2008 01:14 AM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Ruth - What a neat story!  Thanks for sharing this one!
Mar 22, 2008 01:05 PM
Ruth Rivera
Zip Realty, Inc. - Deltona, FL
Central Florida Real Estate

Jason,  Thank you for your comment, glad you liked it.

Mar 25, 2008 02:17 PM